What is hospitality? Jesus talked about it and practiced it, but are we doing a good job of it in our churches and personal life? What lessons can we learn from the absolute master of hospitality – Disneyland! Come and find out as we learn what it means to Disney to offer hospitality and how we can apply those lessons into our own context. Plus, … Continue reading Faith and Family Trip to Disneyland 2018 – Hospitality
What is the key to success? People all over the world are trying to figure that out. Apparently most of them never do. Eighty percent of businesses fail in the first 18 months according to Bloomberg. Churches do better, but still after only four years 32% of them close their doors. And those numbers don’t reflect churches that stop growing and just hang on for … Continue reading The Happiness Factor
What would you do if someone asked you the same question 100 times? Literally. The same question. 100 times. What would you do? Would you be a bit snarky? Would you be kind of sarcastic? Would you act frustrated? And what if it happened to you every single day? Every. Single. Day. That was my life as a Custodial Bussing Host at Disneyland. Same question. … Continue reading The One Millionth Question
To all who come to this happy place – welcome! This is the beginning of our 3-part The Disney Sermons series. Our church goes on an annual trip to Disneyland where we explore faith in the world (and have lots of fun doing it). Our next trip will be in February of 2017. There are so many lessons to be learned about church from the … Continue reading Disney California Adventure – Adapt or Die!
Do you ever wish you could go back to a time when you were younger? Is there something you miss doing as you’ve gotten older? It doesn’t even have to be something big or stupendous, but do you ever wish things were like they used to be? It wasn’t all that long ago that I could take the girls to Disneyland and ride the teacups … Continue reading Teacups of My Youth
What time is the 3:00 parade? Sounds like the dumbest question in the universe. At least it did to me. When I was a cast member at Disneyland, we’d get questions like that every single day. What time are the 9:30 fireworks? Or sometimes it would be the follow up question that would get you. Someone would ask where the restrooms are and after you … Continue reading The Devil is in the Detail – Part 3 of our 4 part sermon series Catch
Michael Jordan is perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time. He led his team to six world championships and a world record 72-game winning season. He has won the league MVP five times, been in 14 All-Star games, elected All-Star MVP three times, elected NBA Finals MVP all six times his team won, and has led the league in scoring 10 times. And yet … Continue reading Michael Jordan…A Failure? Part 2 of 3 in our Do We Have “It?” Sermon Series