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Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by frank.
Church leadership is challenging. I’ve worked in various ministry roles over the last 15 years, and I must say being a dad the last 7 years has made me a better leader. Here’s how: Being a dad has taught me patience. I think I’m a good father. I try hard to do more than provide [...]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by frank.
This Sunday we’re talking about how to avoid letting difficult family situations steal your joy this Christmas. Often in our family, in social situations, at work, and even at church people are polarized on a number of different issues. It could be anything from religion to politics, or something that happened in our family’s dark [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2011 by frank.
Over the last few weeks at Hope Summit we’ve been in a series of teachings called Modern Marriage. We’ve been looking at ancient truths from the Bible that stand the test of time, even in the context of a modern marriage. Last Sunday I spoke about the “crazy cycle” that marriages will end up in [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by frank.
We had some family fun with friends from church this week in Northern Minnesota at a beatiful camp called “Pine Haven Christian Assembly. Here are some photos of our time up at the lake… A BIG THANKS to all our new friends from Pine Haven for helping us have a great week!
Posted on 21. Jun, 2010 by frank.
I’ve received many calls over the years from leaders in the church about conflict. Small group leaders, elders, key volunteers and staff will call and say, “Frank, my team/group is in complete turmoil.” I’ll often be silent for a minute or two and let them share and then I’ll be quiet for a moment and [...]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2010 by frank.
I have great respect for my parents. Every time I’ve observed them undertake a new challenge or a transition in life they have always put great thought into how they should proceed. Now that my Dad has been retired for a bit he sent me ten tips for making every penny count in retirement. It’s [...]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2009 by frank.
Does God speak to you? I think he does, and I think he uses people around us more than we give the “Big Guy” credit for. We often look at the Bible as a method that our creator uses to communicate (it is certainly the best place for us to get a glimpse into the [...]