Opening Up

Every church has to make their own decision in their context of when to re-open. It is not an easy decision to make, weighing state and federal laws and guidelines, considering our church population, weighing finances and more. For years, pastors have been leading and serving their people. They do not need to government’s help in deciding how to best care for their people spiritually, emotionally and physically. They are not perfect nor will they Read more…

2020 Seminar Offerings

We are excited to offer the following seminars for 2020! Date Time (eastern) Topic Cost: Network Members Cost: Non Network Members Register Thur. 6/25 10am-Noon QPR Suicide Prevention Training $10* $15* By 6/20 Here Tue. 6/30 2-4pm Leading Through Change $15 $30 By 6/27 Here Tue. 7/14 2-4pm Generational Understanding for Churches $15 $30 By 7/11 Here Tue. 7/21 10-11:30am Changing Family Dynamics: Working with parents and families today $10 $25 By 7/17 Here Mon. Read more…

May 2020 News

In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our May newsletter and visit our website. What’s New?! There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic Some of the highlights include: We have been working and Read more…

Reflections on Leading Worship Post Covid-19

While I am not serving full time in a church setting, I have been filling in from time to time in various churches. On Sunday May 10, I led worship and preached at a church for the first time since the Covid-19 restrictions went into place. It was the first time this church of under 25 was meeting in 8 weeks. During the pandemic, I have been diligently working to think through the implications of Read more…

What I Learned about Health and Leadership from my Border Collies

One of the most important things I have ever learned about life, leadership and mental health came from my two Border Collies, Oreo & Reeses. I had taken them both to a trick training class. Border Collies are notoriously smart, energetic and empathetic. Our two are no exception. I was talking wit the instructor afterwards, complaining about how hard it was to tire our dogs out. The instructor gave me a lesson in Border Collies Read more…

April 2020 News

In the midst of the Covid-19, Preparing for Amazement Ministries is working hard to build and revitalize the global Christian Church. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our April newsletter and visit our website. What’s New?! There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic Some of the highlights include: We are currently moving into Read more…

Covid-19 Online Forums and Learning Opportunities

We are offering a variety of free online forums and learning opportunities for pastors, staff and church leaders in the midst of Covid-19. Each forum will consist of a short presentation on the topic, lengthy time for discussion, brainstorming,Q & A and some optional time for prayer. These events are free and are meant to help pastors, leaders and churches.You will receive an email with the needed information to join the event which will be Read more…

Sabbath

The Covid-19 pandemic and connected quarantine expectations has given pastors and ministry leaders an incredible opportunity to be forced to do something that they rarely do well: rest. Rest is an obedience issue. Jesus rested. God rested. We are called to a cycle of sabbath and rest. Here are some personal thoughts on sabbath from our Executive Director: February 2, 2012 is a day I will never forget, a day that changed my life and Read more…

Covid-19 Support

We are here to support churches as they navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and the current and future implications for the church. Please note, any links to external organizations does not represent a partnership between the organization and Preparing for Amazement Ministries.