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Big Easter Ideas for Little Churches

It’s one of my favourite times of year – Easter planning time!  A number of years ago, we decided that we wanted Easter to be the most memorable day of the year at MHBC, one that is remembered as a true day of celebration.  (Also, I am sort a “go big or go home” sort…

Ghosting Church

What I find myself asking is: “How many more times do I message them?” Maybe they don’t want to hear from me… Maybe I am making them feel overwhelmed, or guilty… Maybe they are just busy and I’m doing more harm than good… And. I want them to know I’ve missed them… I don’t want…

Dear Youth Pastor…

I did your job once and remember it well.  I was 22 when I started and had energy like I could only wish for now.  I was willing to do anything to give my youth a good time, even if that meant climbing on the church roof to watch fireworks on Canada Day or suggesting…

The 12 “No”s of Christmas

I totally love Christmas, but let me cut right to the chase: Christmas can be emotionally draining, physically exhausting and financially stressful. It is a time that we can feel pulled in every direction, even by people that we care about.  That’s why I think we all need reminders that there is space for “no”…