Preparing for Disaster in Your Church Plant

Preparing for Disaster              Church planters know that the greatest disaster that can befall a person is to die without a saving relationship with Jesus.  New churches want to be used of God to foster people receiving Christ as Savior and Lord and building caring Spirit-directed lives with others.             But this side of heaven … More Preparing for Disaster in Your Church Plant

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Using Great Expectations to Stimulate Your Church Plant (Guest post by Don Burgess)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS         Implicit in the phrase “church planting” is the expectation that the planter’s effort, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will result in a fruitful harvest that glorifies God.  Too often this doesn’t happen.         Having served in two church plants, I have learned that GREAT EXPECTATIONS foster fruitfulness.  … More Using Great Expectations to Stimulate Your Church Plant (Guest post by Don Burgess)

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Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace (Guest Post by Pam Bush)

Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace Years ago I heard a short radio spot on John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”, the point being that authentic relationships among believers are the greatest evangelistic tool of all.   I would also add, they are the greatest … More Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace (Guest Post by Pam Bush)

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Better Worship; Better Preaching; Better Science; Better Theology; Better Politics; its all here and more

Weekend Links I’m going to keep putting pictures of Spring up here until I start seeing something that looks like it! Thirty five days to opening day of the MLB season–can’t wait.  The links this week are heavy on ministry issues and very diverse. I am working on a video project that I am praying … More Better Worship; Better Preaching; Better Science; Better Theology; Better Politics; its all here and more

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Kelly Clark: This is Not an Olympics Story

This is not a story about the Olympics I read this story in a Christianity Today article on Christians to keep your eye on at the Olympics. Kelly is the gal on the far right in the picture. Here’s the excerpt. My observations follow. Kelly Clark – Snowboarding (Halfpipe) @KellyClarkFDN The four-time Olympian and two-time medalist … More Kelly Clark: This is Not an Olympics Story

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Living Passionately For and Like Jesus isn’t Very Popular

Tuesday Discussion Live passionately for and like Jesus. Living passionately for and like Jesus. Training men and women to live passionately for and like Jesus. Planting churches that plant churches filled with people living passionately for and like Jesus. These are the phrases, that have dominated my thinking, studying, preaching, teaching and living for the … More Living Passionately For and Like Jesus isn’t Very Popular

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Index for Letters to Malcolm (Indulging My Inner Geek)

I have a personal goal to reread every C.S. Lewis book on my shelf in 2014-15.   A second project is to edit an index to each book that is missing one. (Secret pet peeve: I have an extreme dislike for books without indexes.) I am working on preparing a Scripture index for the same … More Index for Letters to Malcolm (Indulging My Inner Geek)

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