Will You Be a Church Without Walls?

Increasingly, congregations are returning to their church buildings. Just how long that will last is yet to be seen, but increasingly, church leaders have felt and succumbed to the pressure to return to “in person” worship. With giving at historic low levels, we can’t hardly blame them for the return. However, it seems, that […]

Virtual Discipleship: Part 02

Online discipleship presents some significant challenges, not the least of which is “We’ve never done it that way before!” In Part 01, we looked at some of the ways you can get online, including a bit of some How To’s. In this part, we’ll look at some of the more exciting things we’re seeing […]

Virtual Discipleship: Part 01

“So, what about online discipleship? How do you make that work?”

A quick perusal of churches on the internet reveals that the US church is all over the map in terms of virtual discipleship offerings. Many churches have virtually nothing at all (pun intended!). Some have opted to turn their Bible Studies and Sunday School […]

Whatever Happened to Excellence

My brother was in the Marines … a loooong time ago. I was in the Air Force … a looooooonger time ago. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Good enough for government work.” I imagine I heard that now and again during my tour in Europe, but I know good and well my […]

Want Popcorn with Your Worship?

Prior to March 11, my wife and I went to the cinema almost every Friday. Thankfully, we mostly have the same taste in movies, so we saw a lot of action and adventure, some mystery, an occasional sci-fi, some rom-coms, and even a few Hallmark wannabe’s. A bucket of popcorn and the largest diet […]

What I’ve Learned About Evangelism Over Five Decades

I led my first person to Christ in 1956 on a street corner in Austin Texas. I was seventeen and on fire. I used the Four Spiritual Laws and asked him to let Christ into his heart and behold he was a new person. I met the person years later and he was still […]

It’s Not a Bookmark

I wandered back into my church office the other day. I hadn’t been there in a month. As I sat in my office chair I glanced over at my Snoopy Calendar Cubes. It said March 11 …

March 11. That’s the last time I worked out of my office some twenty-two weeks ago. Since […]

Things I Wish I’d Known

My years of education have let me down over the years. The only thing I use on a daily basis from High School and nine years of college, seminary, and graduate work is typing. And I use all my fingers, not just my thumbs! Even spelling, which I dearly hated, is done by a […]

Worship Summit Live Materials

If you’ve attended (or are attending) the Summer 2020 Worship Summit Live event, you can grab the PowerPoint worksheet PDF here.

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