Weed in the Cracks

Nathanael CurtisLife, Spiritual Growth, The Church0 Comments

I cringe every time that I drive into our parking lot. Those stupid weeds growing in the cracks of the pavement are driving me crazy. It looks so hobo and out of place. Pavement may not be pretty but it certainly isn’t supposed to have weeds. Does anyone else notice the weeds? Why doesn’t someone do something about it? Do … Read More

You’re a Beast!

Nathanael CurtisCommunity, Life, Missions, The Church0 Comments

I guess I am just truly human because I was encouraged, felt energized, puffed up a bit, and really felt – just – good about myself when Greg said to me, “You’re a beast!” Let me set the stage a bit. It was mid-week on the Cherokee Reservation where we had gone to do a “God sized” build for a … Read More

Does God Need Marketing? – Pt. 4

Nathanael CurtisSpiritual Growth, The Church0 Comments

Sharks and Churches Shark Tank is a show where entrepreneurs pitch their idea or company to a panel (the Sharks) of start up investors. Products get rejected again and again because the need they meet is too hard to explain to the consumer (the buyer). The people who have developed these products are passionate. They are dedicated. They understand the … Read More

Does God Need Marketing? – Pt. 3

Nathanael CurtisEvangelism, Missions, Spiritual Growth, The Church0 Comments

DayCare is Different Than Jesus Buzz is good but there is a greater power in unsolicited, good, personal recommendations. People talk about what is important to them. If they have kids, they ask questions and make suggestions to people who have kids. Moms talk to moms about mom things. It is natural. What would it be like if unsolicited, good, … Read More

Sitting to Serve

Nathanael CurtisCommunity, Life, Spiritual Growth, The Church0 Comments

Bob’s Incredible Story – Man, Do I Miss that Old Man About 13 years ago, we lost a tribe of older couples and it made no sense. All of them had been doing missions, building, showing up, hauling — these guys and gals were core involved people. With, seemingly, lame excuses, they headed out the door. At their new churches, … Read More

My Dad Said, “Don’t Sell to Friends”

Nathanael CurtisCommunity, Life, The Church, Three Taverns Culture0 Comments

14He Was Right – A Three Taverns Cultural Reminder Have you ever been approached to buy something and you just didn’t know how to say no? Have you gone to that party, bought that thing, or sponsored a walk just because you don’t like conflict? It’s even worse when you don’t really have the money! Have you been at that church where people … Read More