Understanding the Calling of God

Understanding the Calling of God to Vocational Ministry

posted March 17th, 2017 by Brian Neese

Every Christian is called by God to a specific purpose. The call to vocational ministry has unique demands, and it should not be pursued without prayer, counsel and […]



Media Ministry: How Churches Can Enhance Worship

Media Ministry: How Churches Can Enhance Worship

posted February 22nd, 2017 by Brian Neese

Some churches do not focus much on media for corporate worship. In Len Wilson’s book “The Wired Church 2.0,” he challenges churches to move beyond the “audiovisual” mentality, […]



Educators’ Guide to Parent Teacher Communication

Educators’ Guide to Parent Teacher Communication

posted February 15th, 2017 by Brian Neese

Educators’ Guide to Parent Teacher Communication Establishing strong working relationships between teachers and parents requires six major types of parental involvement, according to the magazine Phi Delta Kappan. […]



Phonemic Awareness Strategies for Building Literacy Skills Southeastern University

Phonemic Awareness Strategies for Building Literacy Skills

posted January 26th, 2017 by Brian Neese

A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound in speech. There are approximately 41 phonemes in the English language, according to a report from the National Reading Panel. […]



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The Key to Comprehension: Teaching Reading Strategies

posted January 25th, 2017 by Brian Neese

  Thirty-one percent of fourth-graders in the United States failed to achieve basic skills on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. Thirty-six percent demonstrated reading […]



Reading Activities for Kids

Reading Activities for Kids: A Teacher’s Guide

posted January 16th, 2017 by Brian Neese

  Reading is an essential skill. Yet many students at all levels of education struggle with literacy and reading comprehension. That’s why teachers are always working hard to […]



Praising God: How to Lead Worship

Praising God: How to Lead Worship

posted January 13th, 2017 by Brian Neese

  A heart of worship helps Christians glorify God and stay focused on Him. This is why Paul urged the Ephesians to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking […]



Advice for New Pastors

Advice for New Pastors: 3 Tips from a Pastor

posted November 22nd, 2016 by Brian Neese

  A pastor is in charge of teaching and leading members of the congregation in their spiritual development. As the Lord says in Jeremiah 3:15, “I will give […]