Boys Night Out with Six Residents of Vernon Hills

Wednesday is for Prayer Before I became the pastor of Trinity Church, (and before I even knew Manchester Creek Community Church existed) my intention was to plant a new church in the Vernon Hills/Mundelein area of IL. God changed those plans and I don’t need to go into that here. But part of the strategy … More Boys Night Out with Six Residents of Vernon Hills

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Do We Need Gospel Bootcamps for Preachers?

Tuesday is for Preaching Recent survey done by Lifeway Research shows a gross lack of gospel understanding in American Churches. According to the survey results an overwhelming majority of pastors are not setting forth a clear, complete, logical and sequential presentation of the Bad News/Good News. One pastor is doing something about it. Dr. David … More Do We Need Gospel Bootcamps for Preachers?

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How Do Pastors Forget About Evangelism?

Missional Discussion When a church is small, house church size, (whether it intends to stay small or grow to a mega church size is immaterial to this discussion) the amount of time that a pastor/shepherd can spend on evangelism, evangelism training, evangelistic praying, prayer walking, building relationships with non-Christians, etc., is great. The larger a … More How Do Pastors Forget About Evangelism?

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“You Christians Will Have to Sing Much Louder Before I Believe Your Religion”

The title of today’s post  is a paraphrase of what one non-Christian said to the church of the Netherlands some 200 years ago. I think the modern culture is saying something similar to us today. They are looking for some evidence that we are not “mere men.”  They are looking for some evidence of a … More “You Christians Will Have to Sing Much Louder Before I Believe Your Religion”

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We are a Cross-bought People: Part 3

The Settler’s Struggle with the Sojourner The settler doesn’t like the company of the sojourner. They threaten his security. Their past lives frighten him and make him uncomfortable. Their dysfunctional pasts are messy and unfamiliar. Some of them sport tattoos and piercings and hair color and clothing that frighten and confuse the settler. He has … More We are a Cross-bought People: Part 3

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