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Monday Morning Faith: The Parade of Orphans (Ps. 68) Chris Altrock – 11/2/14

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Monday Morning Faith

I was once in a parade. I’ve watched many parades. But one time I was actually in a parade. It was an experience I will never forget. As I have shared with you before, I grew up in a small rural town called Cloudcroft. When I was a boy, there were no parades in Cloudcroft. They […]

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Teaching Teens to Preach

I’m working with teens in Memphis who are interested in learning how to preach. Below are the two models I’ve shared with them as a starting point for learning how to craft a sermon. Obviously, there’s a lot that could be covered. This is just one place to begin. How about you? Where would you […]

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The Reinvention of Success

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Reinvention of Highland

      One of the most significant steps we’ve taken in our revitalization journey is to redefine success. To draw a new target. This didn’t happen overnight. It’s been a long process that started early in our decline and has only recently concluded, years after we bottomed out. In some ways, it’s probably a lifelong […]

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The Reinvention of Prayer

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Reinvention of Highland

At a gathering of staff and elders of the Highland church recently, one of our elders gave an unexpected confession: “I sort of miss those hard times. We never prayed more as a leadership than we did back then.” “Those hard times” referred to the dark days when, in about four years, we lost as […]

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