If you’re been reading my posts, you know for the past couple of years I’ve been working with an Exponential think tank to examine what they are calling a Level 5 Church. Basically a Level 5 church is one that is committed to multiplication at every level. The heart of the Level 5 Church […]
We all know 85% of churches in the West are in decline, so I wont go into that other than to say I know the cause for this decline.
The basic problem with Western Christianity rests on a misunderstanding of the Church Growth movement and the liberalization of the Western Church. Let me explain.
The Church […]
Two of the most important texts for our time are Matt. 9:36-38 and John 20:21. In this post we will examine why.
I began sharing the faith in the late 1950s. Back then I could share the four spiritual laws and in forty-five minutes lead someone to Christ. It was also the custom that most […]
I posted most of this post last year, but the program is so effective i thought I would elaborate on it and share it again.
Hey folks, here is a way to raise additional funds at Christmas for some of those projects that you can’t afford.
When I was pastoring, every year we did a program […]
I’m sure we would all agree that our world is changing faster than at any other time in our lifetime and most likely in all of history. And with such fast paced change we are watching many of the tried and true principles by which pastors have led and grown churches are no longer […]
Over the years of consulting I’ve noticed two basic views of Christianity. One view understands Christianity to be a way of life that has eternal consequences. The other view understands it to be a way of life that has no eternal consequences. Obviously a huge gulf lies between these two views of Christianity.
I’ve often […]
“The only thing you take with you when you’re gone is what you leave behind.”
Most people, at one time or another, think about their legacy as a Father, Mother, Husband, or Wife. But what about we pastors? What comes to mind when we think about our legacy?
The best way to answer this question […]
I’ve never been more hopeful about church planting in the U.S. as I am today. I couldn’t say this a decade ago. What changed my attitude – the growing trend of small to medium sized churches that are planting multiple churches that are expected to plant multiple churches.
Some examples of my hope are:
Now that the election is over, it’s time for healing. The odds are 50/50 that no matter who you voted for in the election you’re not happy. In fact you may be mad as Hell. Or you may just have given up and not voted. Either way, our country has just experienced the most […]