A View from the Pew: Counting All the Blessings

Counting the money received in the offering each week is one of the myriad tasks of church life that falls into the “thankless job” category. You may not even know who does it at your church. It’s a behind-the-scenes job well suited for the kind of church member who avoids the spotlight and prefers to do their “good deeds in secret” (Matt 6:4).

A View from the Pew: 6 Types of Church Committees

Lay people commonly serve in churches through committees. If you’re active in your congregation, chances are you’re on a committee. Over the years, I’ve found myself or planted myself on a number of such bodies with mixed results.

A View from the Pew: Ode To a Flower… Committee

My grandmother was a florist, so maybe I get my appreciation of floral arrangers from her. But honestly, it wasn’t until I joined Highland Hills Baptist Church in Macon, GA in 1992 that I began to appreciate what role flowers played in worship.