DNA of Multiplication

DNA of Multiplication

Planning to Reproduce   Many churches have mission statements that reflect the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. For example: Reach – Teach – Send Empowered by God to reach others for Christ. What we need is more clarity on the sending and reaching....
Self Care for the Tired Pastor

Self Care for the Tired Pastor

“Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” – Sean Covey. Here is another quote by John Maxwell – “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found...
Focus On What You Can Do

Focus On What You Can Do

I just got news of a lady who had the heart to help women and children who are hurting and need encouragement. She knew she was supposed to do something for the Lord but with lockdown and quarantines in place due to the COVID-9 crisis, she felt stuck.   Rather...
Counter-Cultural Life

Counter-Cultural Life

The words counter-culture may seem odd to many within the church world. I mean, aren’t we supposed to be in “the world” in order to share the gospel? The answer is of course, yes, but remember we are in the world but not of it.  Just as a refresher...
A Prayerful Response to Crisis

A Prayerful Response to Crisis

Prayer is the key for us as believers. We need to be more diligent now than ever to pray for our family, community, nation, and planet. As we pray through the crisis, I believe God will use the situation to bring us closer to Him as well as touch the hearts of those...
Pastoring in a Time of Crisis

Pastoring in a Time of Crisis

The purpose of the church is to reach those who are far from Christ and to help them become true disciples. The hope is for them to become mature Christians who impact their community and even the world for the glory of God.  If that is our goal and desire, we need to...
Where Is The Best Place To Plant a Church?

Where Is The Best Place To Plant a Church?

I oftentimes hear from aspiring church planters and the topic of location comes up in the conversation. They usually ask the question – ”where is the best place to plant a church?” When I dig a bit deeper I understand the heart of the question. Almost without...
The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (NAS) Here is the same verse from The Message (paraphrase Bible: A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.   It is now known in the...

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