Here is a MUST READ article for all church planting leaders from the folks at Gravity Leadership. It is a guest post by David Fitch on the changing face of church planting in the United States but it really applies to all of North America. I don’t always find Dr. Fitch convincing, particularly with his … More “Why We Should Stop Funding Church Plants”
Reading with the Pastor John 16 and Psalms 133-135 Travails in the Schoenleber family have kept me from posting anything new for more than a week but I hope it hasn’t kept you from reading with the pastor. Today we come to John 16 and Psalms 133-135. It is a good selection to be coupled … More Waking Up Angels
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Jesus gave the church one task. Make disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). More accurately, disciples who make disciples (2 Timothy 2:2). The process for making disciples was one, loving one another (John 13:34-35), and two, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom (Luke 16:16). As the early church did those things, the result was the planting of … More A Leadership Discipleship Strategy
Psalms 109 Psalm 109 is a difficult psalm to pray if you have a weak view of God’s holiness and the ferocity of His love for His people. In comparison to David, our prayers are soft-headed when placed alongside David’s robust boldness in praying not only for God to bless him but to vanquish his … More Praying to a Ferocious Lover
I’m reading a novel that was first published 71 years ago. I don’t know how it got to my shelf. I never heard of it before. It has a terrible cover. The author is unknown to me. But the 1985 copy that I have has a note on the cover that says that when it was … More Schizophrenic Pastors
Here’s an article I had to pass on. Every church I have ever been in, the ones I was the pastor of, the ones I was preaching at, the ones I was just passing through on my way to someplace else, EVERY single one wished they had more. More vocalists. More bass players. More guitars. More … More “Why We Sing”