Three Keys to Building Trust and Credibility

As church leaders, we’ve studied and earned advanced degrees; we’ve attended many leadership classes, seminars, and conferences; and we’ve taught […]

by Mark Burkhart Jan 11
Intentional Reflection: A Year-End Review

As we near the end of the year, it’s the time when we naturally begin to think about all that […]

by Mark Burkhart Jan 4
Preparing Our Hearts Through Advent

The four Sundays before Christmas mark the season during the liturgical year when most denominations celebrate Advent. This tradition is […]

by Mark Burkhart Nov 27
Your Neighbors Need You!

When you first moved into your neighborhood, you had high hopes for meeting your neighbors. Sure, they stopped by with […]

by Mark Burkhart Nov 2
5 Crucial Questions to Ask Before You Vote

Election Day 2020 is nearly upon us. The political ads are on TV and the internet. The debates are underway. […]

by Mark Burkhart Oct 26
Tips to Fill the Void for College-Town Churches

August marks the beginning of another school year. However, with a pandemic still raging on, many colleges and universities are […]

by Mark Burkhart Oct 16
10 Acts of Kindness You Can Do While Social Distancing

No doubt about it, this has been a tough year with a lot of change for all of us. Some […]

by Mark Burkhart Sep 15
Ways the Church Has Changed from the Coronavirus

A phrase I hear often accompanying all of these strange new terms like coronavirus, remote learning, and antibody testing, is […]

by Mark Burkhart Jul 24
It’s All Relative: Finding Authentic Value in the Midst of Crisis

As a society in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, we have come to use the term “essential” for some […]

by Mark Burkhart May 11
8 Creative Ways to Bless your Community this Holiday Season

November and December mark a time of holiday preparations and incredible busyness for most of us. Yet it’s also supposed […]

by Mark Burkhart Oct 25
4 Things to Remember During Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s the month where we pause and remember how thankful we truly are for our […]

by Mark Burkhart Sep 16
Don’t Miss Out on the Joys of Summer

While summer break may be over, the warm weather is here to stay for a little while longer, so we […]

by Mark Burkhart Sep 4