We Don’t Need Volunteers (We Need Ministers)

Every February at Christ Church we hold a conference called “Navigating Change.”  Our best attended break-out sessions always involve “finding volunteers” in some way, shape or form.  All churches of all sizes are always looking for more volunteers and are hungry to learn how to find them!  Surely we need “laborers for the harvest” butContinue reading “We Don’t Need Volunteers (We Need Ministers)”

Mighty Men of the United Methodist Church

  The following is a manuscript of the message Rev. Shane Bishop gave last Friday night at the National Gathering of United Methodist Men in Nashville, Tennessee. Mighty Men of the United Methodist Church Text: II Samuel 23: 8-12 A Men’s Breakfast (Manchester, Georgia, circa 1989) It was the winter of 1991.  We were inContinue reading “Mighty Men of the United Methodist Church”

Ordering Rev. Shane’s Book

Exactly As I Remember It is a collection of short stories, vignettes and modern proverbs by Rev. Shane L. Bishop.  You can order from the Remember Books website: https://sites.google.com/site/exactlyasirememberit/order-now

It isn’t always the devil… (but sometimes it is)

When is it a Spiritual Attack?   Identifying Spiritual Attack Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)  12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Mark 9:28-29 (KJV)  28 And when he was come intoContinue reading “It isn’t always the devil… (but sometimes it is)”

Ripping the name off the back of the uniform…

I am a St. Louis Cardinal fan.  It is not mandatory that I do not like the Yankees (as juxtaposed with our signed covenant to hate the Cubs); but I somewhat resent the Yankees.  They have an infinite amount of money to spend in the building of their team and the Cardinals have to doContinue reading “Ripping the name off the back of the uniform…”

When God doesn’t “Reconcile,” hit “Adjust”

Every month I balance my checking account on Quicken.  Well, I sort of balance my checking account.  I am usually within a hundred dollars one way or the other (except for last month and possibly the one before that…) and I have zero interest in getting down to the penny if I am that close. Continue reading “When God doesn’t “Reconcile,” hit “Adjust””

Why Pastors HAVE to tithe…HAVE to

Here is the deal.  Pastors have to tithe…they have to.  I know many pastors don’t but you simply have to tithe if you are going to lead a church.  And you need to tithe to your current church.  The one whose name is on your pay check.  Give your offerings anywhere you want but titheContinue reading “Why Pastors HAVE to tithe…HAVE to”

The Next Big Thing…

Rev. Shane is spending a part of his extended vacation working on a follow up to “Exactly as I Remember It.”  The proposed title is “Remembering Forward” and a December 1 release is projected.  Like the first book, it is a collection of stories, vignettes and modern proverbs.   “The second we completed “Exactly,” so many wonderfulContinue reading “The Next Big Thing…”