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Friday Bag || June 8, 2012

Processing stage-of-life ministry and ecclesiology {video} “Honestly, after talking with many churches, search committees, pastors, and mentors close to me, it felt like most churches were looking to hire an administrator more than a pastor.”

5 THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK BACK AND REGRET IN MINISTRY  – “Someone once said,  “Regret is insight that comes a day too late.””

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative  {Amazon Book} – “You don t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself.  That s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age,  Steal Like an Artist  is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.”

Change – Yep, it’s true.

“Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.” -George Bernard Shaw

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.