ver the past few decades, the Christian Church has been showered with so much great music that its tough (and expensive) to keep up with all of it. I don’t know about you, but I need help. I especially need help discovering music that works for congregational singing in my particular context.
Maybe you are like me. So I thought it might be helpful to share the names of a few songs that, in my particular setting, are “off the charts” but “off the charts!” In other words, they are songs that you will most-likely not find on someone’s top 25, but when used in a congregational setting, they are great!Read More
It was a beautiful day to fellowship with the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. This vibrant and young congregation, led by co-pastors Dr. Leroy Mitchell and the Rev. G. Joseph Mitchell, gathers in a beautiful facility just blocks from the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Rev. G. Joseph Mitchell (pictured on the…Read More
Recently, I observed what appears to be a successful merger of three United Methodist Congregations into a one congregation. Three congregations sold their facilities, combined their resources, purchased a different facility, and united their hearts and minds to establish a new and improve witness for Christ in their community. This new ministry is called the…Read More
As a Senior Pastor of a Chicagoland congregation of about 500 folk, I had the privilege of bringing an Associate Pastor on board. Towards that end, I formed a Pastor Search Committee, of which I was a part. My rational for serving on the committee was that the committee would be selecting my co-worker, my…Read More