Lori Harding

Pastor, Executive, Leader, Church Strategist, Digital and Design Geek

United States

I’m a high energy professional with a pastor’s heart.

Relational, creative, strategic, I look for opportunities to cast vision, plan, and execute.

I possess a quirky combination of administrative management and compassion driven motivations which allow me to foster environments where results and hearts matter...both are important.

In a fast moving and ever-changing landscape the need for people focused outcomes is greater than ever. Pragmatic, creative, passionate, organized, thinker, dreamer, free-lance writer, planner - all rolled into one!




Sermons and Devotions

Digital Strategy and Design

Christmas Isn't Canceled

In a world where it seems like everything is canceled, we’re here to remind you that CHRISTMAS ISN’T CANCELED! Our mission is for you and your family to experience a very merry Christmas with our free swag and online goodies.

Life Isn't Canceled
Life Isn't Canceled

With so many different parts of life being canceled, it's hard not to feel unsure about the future. That's why Life Isn't Canceled was created. Life Isn't Canceled will show you innovative ways to address parenting, health, self-care, relationships, and holiday fun. We invite you to join the movement!

LIC Relationships

Digital content for LOVE Sermon Series

Academic Writing

The Angel of the Lord Appeared to a Woman

The direction of this paper will first and foremost argue that Judges 13 is an additional proof text for the spiritual realm discussion based on a comparison of its similarities with Judges 6. Secondarily, the conversation regarding the possibility of an androcentric lens, and the salvific function of the narrative are supporting actors in this incredibly potent drama and will also both be explored.

Blog and Freelance Writing

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Good (?) Friday

It's an odd word to use, celebrate. Why would anyone want to celebrate such an awful thing?

Church Rx
9 Ways To Care For Your Staff

Whether you have 8 or 800 employees, your staff needs your thoughtful attention. As the leader who is responsible for casting vision, it is up to you to set the tone when it comes to hiring and caring for your employees. Here are 9 ways you can create an employment environment anyone would thrive in!

Set Free...: Does God Sideline Messy People?

This question came up in a recent conversation. We were discussing the idea that God sidelined people in the Bible and He continues setting people aside today. The question is, Does God move people out for a time so they can "get better?" Take Moses, for example.

Set Free...
What The World Needs Most Is Love, Sweet Love

Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made a n appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

Set Free...
From One Broken To A Broken One

This note came across my screen the other day - an ocean of Love, a sea of Comfort, a word of Hope... ...beyond grateful. " Been thinking about you today and am thinking about you right now.

Set Free...
For The Doubting, Dreading and Depressed

Not exactly a joy-filled title for a Christmas post, I know. However, if we're being honest, this may be closer to reality. We hear the Christmas songs and we want it to be our story, but it's not. I can't muster up the "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" spirit.

Set Free...
An Uninvited Guest

I was standing in the middle of my kitchen last week when suddenly there was a loud pounding at my front door. It was a frantic and forceful series of knocks. My husband was working late and even though it was still light out, my senses were alerted.

Survey Says, Family Over Jesus

In a recent survey conducted by the Barna Group, 62 percent of women said their most important role in life is as a mother/parent.

Teaching Character

When it comes to parenting, an extreme focus on character education and training in our culture has seeped into the church and into Christianity at large. Mesmerized by good behavior, we have equated positive character traits with godliness.

Set Free...
Do You Have A Key To The Church?

I often reflect on the first church my husband and I attended as a family. Our son was ten and he wanted to pursue the Boy Scout religion merit badge, so off we went a few blocks away to a local community church.

Set Free...
Will Longer Skirts Protect Our Daughters?

Not too long ago the headlines read "Victoria's Secret to Target Tweens" (tweens is a word that is used by marketers to describe youths between the ages of 10-13). There has been a wave of response to this story. The majority of folks have voiced protest over the controversial direction Victoria's Secret is taking by targeting a younger demographic.

Set Free...
This Is Messy

Let's just call this a lab. If you remember back to your school days in science class, part of your instruction involved a lab class. This was the class we all looked forward to because rather than sitting and listening to a lecture we actually got to get in and get our hands dirty (and goof off).

Set Free...
All Our Messes Fixed In Jesus

In Jesus' death and resurrection, the whole test-passing, brownie-point-earning rigmarole of the human race has been canceled for lack of interest on God's part. All he needs from us is a simple Yes or No, and off to work he goes.

CBMW | The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
I'm Okay. Wait, I Lied.

I saw a friend at church several weeks ago and as we passed each other that Sunday morning, he asked how I was. I know him pretty well. He is in the community group my husband and I have been attending for several years.

Anger Games

Anger - just the word itself invokes a vision of red, an increased heartbeat, sweaty palms and a racing mind. One medical website describes anger this way: “Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance or disappointment.

Good News for Hurting Moms

Mom who has a week old baby at home and is struggling to figure it all out. Mom raising three little ones - all still in diapers. Mom putting her special needs child on the bus. Sngle mom working the night shift to make ends meet.

Dropping Keys
Injustice and Justice Meet at the Cross

I came to faith at age forty. I remember how I longed to experience everything my new Christian life had to offer. I knew God saved me for a purpose.

CBMW | The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
Hoping for the New Year

The beginning of a New Year brings the hope of renewal, a fresh start, and clean slate. That is what I used to think. However, the ball has dropped, the tinsel is fading, and celebrations are over. The new year is here and things have not changed.

Criminal Minds

What would you say if you found out that the young woman sitting next to you in church was a thief?