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When Christian Leaders Fail!

Posted on April 12, 2018 in General Ministry, Management, Opinion | 0 comments

When Christian Leaders Fail!

Insist upon accountability, but keep doing the work!

The recent resignation of Bill Hybels, Founder of Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago, has rocked the evangelical world.  There are plenty of reasons for anger, distrust, etc. but as the dust settles, it should be a call to action for all followers of Jesus to take a step back and insist on clear levels of accountability/transparency for all organizations they choose to join or support. (more…)

Jesus brings Life!

Posted on March 26, 2018 in Management, Opinion, Volunteering | 0 comments

Jesus brings Life!

The journey as a Follower of Jesus continues…

The world around us is one of mixed messages, strife, anger, and concern.  Constantly we hear people spin their points of view about events happening today and yet there is little conversation about a much more important concern…living today as a preparation for eternal life.  An investment in Christ will provide a much larger return than any other investment that can be made on this earth.  Jesus invested in us and it’s our calling to carry on His mission for others. (more…)

The Foundation For Which We Stand – Jesus!

Posted on February 28, 2018 in General Ministry | 0 comments

The Foundation For Which We Stand – Jesus!
Well done, President Trump, Speaker Ryan, and Senator McConnell! We give thanks to God for Billy Graham! The Bible being read and quoted today in the Capitol Rotunda just as it has provided the foundation for which our country was built. May this continue to be done for centuries to come!
 
As Michael W. Smith sings “Just As I Am!”, tears may be streaming down my face, not for Billy Graham, but for our country and world. Dr. Graham celebrates today with his Savior.  May all who hear remember the message that Billy Graham delivered to us all….
 
GOD LOVES YOU!
 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16
Sam Smith is an established Branding and Marketing Executive that has spent decades leading multiple international non-profit’s and ministries to record results for operations and service to the world’s poor.  He shares his passion at OptimizingMinistry.com

Ruth and Billy….thank you!

Posted on February 22, 2018 in General Ministry | 0 comments

Ruth and Billy….thank you!

I continue to reflect on the impact that Ruth and Billy Graham have made in my life.  Fernando Ortega performed a beautiful tribute to Ruth Graham for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for the Ruth Graham Memorial celebration.  It continues to move me every single time I watch it and I share it with the hope that it touches you just as much!

Sam Smith is an established Branding and Marketing Executive that has spent decades leading multiple international non-profit’s and ministries to record results for operations and service to the world’s poor.  He shares his passion at OptimizingMinistry.com