"Being on a church committee should be a pleasure, not a punishment," Diana Davis writes, setting forth ideas to help leaders prepare and conduct effective committee meetings.
With Hurricane Harvey's devastation still vivid and deep -- and Hurricane Irma looming -- Diana Davis underscores the importance of aiding storm survivors in Jesus' name.
A great beginning can set the pace for a great year, Diana Davis notes in setting forth tips for planning kickoff events that can attract newcomers to a ministry as well as build momentum among ongoing participants.
Go to a local print shop or go online to make a personal card to share in everyday encounters with people, Diana Davis suggests, for opportunities to offer help and a witness for Christ.
"Doing good" is in style, Diana Davis writes. For Christians, however, "there's nothing 'random' about acts of kindness," she writes. "A lost world outside our church doors needs to see and hear God's plan for their lives."
This summer could be the best-ever at your church, Diana Davis writes in relaying ideas that can spark winsome opportunities for outreach. "Summer days are fleeting," she writes. "Don't miss an opportunity to shine for Jesus."
When God prompts someone in your church to foster a child, Diana Davis asks, "Are the preschool, children's and youth workers prepared? … Will seniors and singles, ushers and leaders, individuals and groups lovingly support those brave parents and welcome that child?"
"Is it possible for someone to live within walking distance but never be influenced by your church?" Diana Davis asks, relaying ideas for making a plan to reach your nearby mission fields.
The "spirit of Christmas" is just not a once-a-year event, Diana Davis writes. "It's a Christian's lifestyle and mission," she notes, calling believers to reflect "the true Christmas spirit -- God's Spirit -- as you live with joy, expectancy, love and generosity."
Eagerness and joy can mark your Sunday worship, Diana Davis writes. After all, she notes, "The Lord's Day is approaching, and our great God is worthy of our true worship."