Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, white. Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, have always gone to a mostly white church? Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, I'm no longer ok with it. What are we gonna do about the most segregated hour of the week?
Over a week ago, I tweeted this... Sometimes all you can do is laugh and shrug your shoulders. I love how we want our pastors to hold these theological standards and communicate them to us as long as the message is within our preconceived time slot. "Pastor, teach me truth but be done before kick-off." … Continue reading You better preach on sin, but not too long…
Yesterday was our launch of our new church. It was fantastic. God came through like we knew he would. I will post more on that later in the week...But, we would have never made it were it not for our volunteers. There has been a historic trend in the American Church that we have had … Continue reading The power of the volunteer
This weekend, I am on extended Sabbath. As we are preparing to launch Connexion, it was, as I like to say, "last chance for gas." This will be the last respite for a while. We are spending the Thanksgiving holiday with both sets of parents in Illinois. Today (Thanksgiving Day), we are with my parents and my … Continue reading Extended Sabbath
This week hits at what seems like the worst time. Holiday weeks like Thanksgiving can be brutal to church staffs due to the way the holiday falls during the week. Mondays are typically my day off. Our team decided that we would close our office on one day and all take off to Sabbath together … Continue reading Details, details.
I am writing a talk for this weekend on the reward of being a part of the mission of reaching the world for Christ. I am looking for personal stories of the reward you have experienced being a part of God's harvest. Will you share your story with me? Comment here or email me your … Continue reading The Reward…
As I write this, Connexion Christian Ministries launches in 18 days. We have so much to do. The Downtown location is coming together. Equipment is arriving each day. Our core is showing up to clean, build, unpack. It will be a foot-race to December 7th. It is going to be amazing. God is going to … Continue reading Adventures in Church Planting