Attractional Churches Create Barriers to Ministry

Tuesday is generally devoted to preaching related issues and the 21st century context. But I want to let the Monday discussion run a bit longer. On Monday I said that John MacArthur and Joel Osteen pastored the same kind of church. In fact, I hinted that just about every church in North America seems to … More Attractional Churches Create Barriers to Ministry

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MacArthur and Osteen are Pastors of the Same Type Church

Monday’s are for Discussion Today’s title is bound to provoke some head-scratching, if not anger. It certainly demands some explanation. “Schoenleber has lost his mind.” Maybe. But here’s the line of reasoning I’m following. Both MacArthur’s Grace Community Church (whose theology I largely admire), and Osteen (whose church and theology I largely disdain) are alike … More MacArthur and Osteen are Pastors of the Same Type Church

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Strategic Leadership Meeting for North America

Just accepted an invitation to participate in the June1-3 Strategy Forum in Little Rock, AR, June 1-3. Goal: “To envision, strategize and initiate the development of a Church Planting Movement in North America utilizing DCPI Training.” Don’t have a clue how I am going to pay for the travel, but sense God’s leading to go … More Strategic Leadership Meeting for North America

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What Does Preaching Look Like for a Missional Leader?

Tuesday is For Preaching I want to redirect the conversation of what it means to be missional.  Over the last two days we have been trying to uncover some of the values and lifestyle choices of what it means to be a missional leader. A critical element to pastoral ministry is preaching. The statements below … More What Does Preaching Look Like for a Missional Leader?

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