Illustration for Dealing with Difficult People Sermon Series

Cartoon illustration of a man thinking about difficult people, such as The Critic, The Victim, The blamer, and The Hypocrite and the
Illustrated for Salem Church of God

What kind of artwork would you use for a sermon series that can ruffle a few feathers, yet has opportunities for humor? Well, how about a cartoon? I make no qualms about my biases, but I feel it especially worked for this series. 

This sermon series is running from May 14—June 4, 2017, at Salem Church of God Continue reading “Illustration for Dealing with Difficult People Sermon Series”

Was That Really Anonymous?

cartoon of a man at a desk talking on the phoneThis cartoon has a man at a desk and telephone. He says, “Hey Ed. It’s Pastor Mark. If you really wanted to send that comment anonymously, you shouldn’t use your home email address.

There are ways to send anonymous emails, but I’m not telling. Besides, if you think you have to say it anonymously, you probably shouldn’t say it at all. 

Gifted and Talented in Children’s Ministry

cartoon of a mother trying to put her son in a gifted and talented programCartoon of a mom saying, “My Billy is very talented for his age. Does your children’s ministry have a gifted and talented class?

Here’s to all the high performing, type A parents that want their kids to excel. I haven’t heard of a gifted and talented program at a church. If you have, let me know. Would midweek programming be considered gifted and talented? I think every kid is gifted and talented according to Ephesians 2:10!

I drew this for Kidzmatter Magazine.

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins | Sketch Notes

Page 1 of sketch notes on "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge," by Clay Scroggins
Page 2 of sketch notes on "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge," by Clay Scroggins

At yesterday’s Orange Conference, I heard Clay Scroggins give a great talk on leading yourself. The big takeaway I got from this talk is the importance of balancing positivity with a critical thinking. It is important to think critically in order to make things better while keeping a positive spirit. it is a balance, much like balancing between an aggressive and passive approach in leadership. Neither extreme is helpful.

Why Churches Should Excel at Social Media

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If there are any institutions that should excel at social media, it is the church across North America. Each one could be a potential publishing powerhouse because of several reasons: Continue reading “Why Churches Should Excel at Social Media”