The bi-annuals. That's what my brother calls them. You know them, you've seen them in your church. They are the the folks who show up twice a year, on Christmas and Easter. So as a pastor, how do you approach this opportunity to preach to a group of people that you only see these two … Continue reading Go big or go home
Yesterday I took my kids to see "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D. For the life of me I cannot figure out why I am just now seeing a 3D movie. It was an amazing experience. I had previously seen one 3D movie. Back in the 80's I saw Michael Jackson in "Captain Eo" … Continue reading 3D Christianity
Everything we do as followers of Christ is related to mission. Or at least it should be. We are very good at making things all about us, aren't we? Groups is one of those areas where it gets really easy to shift the focus inward. We come to a group because we want to grow, … Continue reading Why some groups aren’t on mission…selfishness
Christians don't need another outlet to gossip. It seems that the worst rumor-mills tend to show up amongst Christian people. Unfortunately, Christian bookstores have become a place where Christians talk about other Christians and churches, of which they know nothing about. Now, obviously, it isn't the bookstore that is to blame for this, it is … Continue reading I like Christian books, but not their bookstores – Part 2
Katie and I have been praying for quite a while for leading to what God wants from us. Before Katie and I were married we both went on short-term mission trips to the east coast and both came in contact with church planters. We both came back with the sense that one day God may … Continue reading Hello Church Planting World
I have been struggling lately with how God really wants to use me in this mission of His. The Holy Spirit has been challenging me with a ton lately, but I have had a hard time piecing it all together until recently. My mother-in-law shared with us a quote of Andy Stanley from the video … Continue reading Vision Leads
There is much discussion these days of the tension between mission and discipleship. Where do you fall? Which way do you feel the tension pulling you? This is a question that started burning in my heart about 5 or 6 years ago. At that time I was serving at a church as their worship leader, … Continue reading Feel the Tension?