Last Monday, we captured our second In This Together interview. Dr. Lee Spitzer, author of Making Friends, Making Disciples, joined us to explain the positive and often-overlooked effects friendships have on church ministries. Lee loves visiting museums with friends, so we found a museum here in Wake Forest to shoot his interview. But since Lee is from New Jersey, I had to … [Read more...]
In This Together: Dr. Lee Spitzer
On Monday, we captured our second In This Together interview. Dr. Lee Spitzer, author of Making Friends, Making Disciples, joined us to explain the positive and often-overlooked effects friendships have on church ministries. I’d share video from the shoot, but our team is headed to California this week to record another In This Together interview. So for now, here are a few … [Read more...]
Why is it hard to get people to open up?
Why is it so hard to get people to open up? I asked Pastor Andy Farmer of Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, to answer that question. He said the reasons why people are tight-lipped often have more to do with us than the people we’re trying to help. We should consider first how others view their relationship with you. Andy shared: Pastors presume they have a … [Read more...]
Footage from the first In This Together interview
We’re serious about producing In This Together! Want proof? Last week we captured our first In This Together interview. The interviewee? Pastor Jonathan Holmes, a counseling pastor at Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, OH. As I’ve mentioned, Jonathan is the author of the book The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship. Jonathan is good friends with our … [Read more...]
When hurting people reveal unhelpful assumptions, what should you say?
"God doesn’t care about me.” “There’s no hope.” “If she would just stop nagging me, I’d be happy.” As pastors, we regularly hear those kinds of statements from people. And they reveal that people may not be factoring God and/or spiritual truths into their interpretation of their situations. But responding to those kinds of statements can be tricky. If you share … [Read more...]
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