Why Do I Do This Job?

Why Do I Do This Job?

Many times, people make a big deal about how it takes special people to work in special needs. On the contrary, one of my favorite quotes has become, “A child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person.” God molds us into a useful...
Wheels for the World

Wheels for the World

Wheels for the World (WFTW) is one of the ministries of Joni and Friends. My involvement for the last 12 years includes the collection of wheelchairs in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina as well as the distribution of the wheelchairs in the...
Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP

Now is the Time to Impact the Future of the ARP

  Every agency director in the ARP tells me it makes sense to have adequate financial resources in place to sustain current program operations and open new works within the ARPC. New opportunities stretch our resources and can put current operations at risk. To that...
Planned Giving for Millennials

Planned Giving for Millennials

My wife Heather, and I find ourselves in the generation of Millennials characterized by emotional giving because it’s trendy to give if emotions are in it, or by not-giving because they do not think they can afford it, or just not want to give at all. Many Millennials...
The ARP Church: The Future is Now

The ARP Church: The Future is Now

  What do you picture when you imagine the future of the church? ATM machines positioned at every entrance, drones serving communion, or viewing a sermon telecast on your iPad? The future of the church is alive in your church now. “Train a child in the way he should...