Balancing Act: Evangelization vs. Secular Relevance

WALKING ON A WIRE One of the biggest challenges in our calling to spread the Gospel is knowing when to evangelize through words or action. Both, or neither! In our world today, so many are offended by Christianity or any belief that opposes their own. How do we temper bold evangelization with secular relevance? How […]

Best Christmas Designs PART 2: Trends of 2018

As fate would have it, Christmas is upon us, and we’ve been whipping up some holiday sermon designs we’re pretty excited about! The trends from last year have indeed carried over – from gradients to natural elements to geometric shapes and pops of bright colors. (See Part One in this blog series here). Designers are […]

Best Christmas Designs PART 1: Trends of 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the…year? Seems early perhaps, but ’tis the season for all things Christmas prep, and to kick things off, we’ve curated a selection of our favorite Christmas sermon designs from 2017 – both from our own team as well as others! Graphic design, and in particular sermon design, is limited […]

Color Trends: 2018, The Future Is BRIGHT!

“Colors, like features, follow the chain of emotions.” – Pablo Picasso We may not be able to discern how color affects us, but it’s something that has a profound impact on us every day. Oscar Wilde famously said color can “speak to your soul in a thousand different ways.” Think about it. Loud neons evoke […]

Why Creative Design is important for Churches today

We live in a world full of images. “Digital Marketing experts estimate that most Americans are exposed to around 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements each day.” That includes images, radio announcements, pop-up ads, direct emails, etc, and that statistic was written in 2015.   In 2016, the New York Times published an article on the update […]

Get Your Creativity Running Again!

It’s estimated that Pablo Picasso created over 50,000 paintings.  50,000. 50,000.  Should I write it out one more time? He was someone with a unique perspective that transformed the art world, but it was mostly his passion to create that probably fueled all the ideas he had.  By no means did he stay in one […]

I’ve Run Out of Bandaids

A theology of failure. In so many cases, success is not the primary aperture to judge accomplishment by – but rather the effort we exert towards a calling and the resolve to continue moving forward regardless of how others, or even we ourselves, would view the end result.

The righteous may fall seven times but still get up… Proverbs 24:16a The following is where I currently am as I process a theology of failure. I undoubtedly will write some aspects of this incorrectly, if not many! But, I’m still going to take a shot at writing my thoughts.. which is also the largest […]

Fighting the Urge to Just Shine

It’s easy and we all do it. We want to shine, to be the center of attention and we want people to take note of who we are. But, how does this line up with our deepest and most true purpose?

You Look Tired: Encouragement for the Dreamer

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] It happens to the best and most exuberant of us all. You’re moving forward in faith to pursue a dream you believe the Lord has given you, you have the achievable goals set and you’re almost in a full on sprint to the finish line […]