Transitions: New Position, New Blog (Just in Time for the New Year)

TransitionsThe past few weeks have brought some changes for our family–which is part of the reason the blog has a new look. I’m recovering from knee surgery, and my recovery time has provided some time to make the switch from Blogger to a hosted WordPress site. Here’s the reason for the change:

A few weeks ago, I accepted a new position at our church. By the first of the year, I’ll have transitioned to being the pastor of small groups and assimilation. Essentially, my job is to help our church be a church of small groups as well as to build systems and teams to make sure every first-time guest at any of our church’s campuses has an incredible experience so that they can hear about the amazing grace and love found only in Jesus. Continue Reading

Free Thanksgiving Youth Group Lessons and Games

Thanksgiving-Home-BlogLooking for content for youth group leading up to Thanksgiving? The folks over at youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Thanksgiving. They’re giving away 4 different Thanksgiving Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of Thanksgiving games.

These resources will help you lead students to reflect on what it means to be thankful as Christ-followers.

To download these free resources, head on over to ym360:

And if for any reason you need help or have questions, their team is great about helping out, just let them know!

Video of the Week: Small Group Promo Video

I love this video (inspired by Shoot Christians Say). In the past year, we’ve realized at our church that we’ve been using a lot of lingo that might be familiar to “insiders” (people who’ve been around our church awhile) but is confusing to the very people we want to reach: people who haven’t been to our church and may not yet know Jesus. So, we poked a little fun at ourselves with this video as we transition to actually calling our small groups “Small Groups.” Enjoy:

Small Groups Promo from The Heights Community on Vimeo.