It’s a day after Christmas, and yet it seems appropriate to throwback a short time to Buddy the Elf.
Merry Christmas from Conversatio Morum.
That’s right. Christmas. Not X-Mas, or Holidays. Christmas. Conversatio Morum keeping the Christ in Christmas since 2011. So tomorrow we celebrate the miracle of God coming to visit. The reality of the birth of Jesus. Continue reading “Merry Christmas”
Ah yes. Raves. Those were fun. You remember? No? Neither do I. It was like that thing that tons of people did, but I just didn’t get it. (Whatever it is.) Maybe it was because of the lack of drugs? I’m definitely sure it also had something to do with my lack of JNCO’s. I do recall all of the ravers were really nice, and didn’t seem to be banging on all cylinders. I guess it makes sense. Continue reading “Ravers, Deadheads of the 90’s”
In church planting, it seems, there are continuous talks around what qualities are needed for a church planter. It seems that, for a lot of groups, what these qualities come down to are the difference between extroversion and introversion. There are other qualities that are discussed such as spiritual life, personal\family health, etc. While those are always deemed most important in the qualities needed, they seem to go away quickly as if they are simply the barrier to entry in consideration. The thing that I’ve found takes up the majority of the conversation is Continue reading “Being Who You Are”
I hate you, you hate me
Let’s get together and kill Barney
With a gun and grenade and a knife upon his head
Let’s all dance ’cause Barney’s dead
That’s right, you all know the lines. You’ve all sung them before. Anyone who grew up in the mid 90’s knows this song. We all hated Barney. Things were Continue reading “I hate you, you hate me, we all hate Barney”
Over the past two years I’ve been blogging here at Conversatio Morum. During that time I’ve learned some lessons, and hopefully grown as a writer and blogger. Hopefully what has been written here has been helpful thus far. No, don’t worry, I’m not going to stop blogging. One of the lessons I’ve learned more recently is that, if nothing else, blogging has been helpful for me in tracking my thoughts and where I’m going. As I look back over the past two years of posts, there are a ton of things that keep showing back up and some new things that come up. I can see what I’m interested in and where I’m growing over time as it’s reflected in my writing.
With all that said, I’ve decided that in January (new year) I’m going to Continue reading “Changes to Conversatio Morum”
For the last few weeks we’ve talked about 4 surveys that indicate the worship style and model of your church aren’t what get people to come to your church, or keep people to stay in your church. You can read the first post here and more about the survey here. The closest worship got to the top on any survey was right in the middle on why people attend church and this is only stated as “to worship God” so it doesn’t seem indicative of style. The other interesting thing is that Worship hits the very bottom of the list for reasons un-churched people will either come or stick around. Another odd point is that while Pastor/Preaching is 90% of why someone un-churched would show up, it’s 38% of why they would stay. It seems the biggest thing to get and keep people come down to two questions. Continue reading “Worship Style And Model Aren’t Your Problem – Part 3”