Wednesday is for Prayer Ever felt like you needed to relearn something basic? I do. Frankly, when it comes to prayer, I feel like I am always relearning something I have forgotten. I never feel like I have a handle on prayer. So here’s my new, 639th effort to learn about prayer experientially. I’m going … More Praying for Words that Harvest Peace
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
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
Today I went to see the launch of a new church in the same community in which I hope to plant a cluster of house churches. Actually, it was the launch of a new site in the American phenomenon called multi-site churches. My goal was to see what this new church was doing, introduce myself … More Love and Hate in the Ministry
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
Friday is for Heart Songs I’ve been away for three days for a church planting seminar in Indiana and a two day prayer retreat in Amish country with my wife. Good, refreshing think time and we met some wonderful new friends. But I also missed my daily dose of “Ann Voskamp” over at aholyexperience.com and … More What is He Doing with that Blog Thingy?
Thursday is for Discipleship How did Jesus do it? Short answer, I don’t know. But I think we can see the outlines of the process in the pages of the gospels. So in this post I want to continue to try to uncover what “INTENTIONAL WITHNESS” looks like. (This discussion began here on March … More Discipleship: How Did Jesus Do It?
Wednesday is for Prayer I don’t want this blog to be about politics. But the healthcare debate raised some important issues about the state of our hearts in the body of Christ. I’m one who thinks the nation has taken a significant miss-step in the healthcare bill just passed. I have friends that disagree. They … More Measuring Our Passion for the Lost
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?
Mondays are for Discussion Ed Stetzer led a tremendous discussion on missional leadership over the last five weeks at his blog (http://edstetzer.com). If you want a basic class on the “missional conversation” go back and read some, all, or selected posts at Ed’s site on the last five Missional Mondays Posts (Part 1-5). Don’t forget … More What is Missional Leadership?