There is a small borough 30 miles west of dead-center Pennsylvania. It is called Philipsburg and it was settled in 1797 and encorporated as an borough in 1864. South Carolina and the rest of the confederecy had seceeded from these United States. Abraham Lincoln was ending his first term and working for his reelection as … More Changing the World from Central Pennslyvania
Two years ago while I was the pastor of another church, our church started to rethink how we are forming people in Christ, i.e. discipleship. As a part of that process I ran across one church’s description of . . . The Chair The Row and the The Circle I thought it was very … More Making Space to Do What We are Called to Do–Make Disciples
Previous generations prayed better than ours. They had a higher reverence for God, for Christ and the Bible than ours. They had better habits of personal devotion and were far more studious in their approach to the spiritual topics. And maybe that is why this prayer spoke so powerfully to my heart. May God use … More Learning How to Pray Again
One to One Discipleship Best Practices You’ve just finished your 15th lesson in one-to-one discipleship. It took you 25 weeks and 20 actual meetings but now that it is done you’re not sure John is ready to train someone else. What’s next? What is your next move with/for John? First, some analysis: Reasons John might … More Discipleship: What Next?
We are planting a new church in Rock Hill, SC focused on the southwest corner of town. Our community is the three-mile radius surrounding South Pointe High School and we are very excited about the growing company of men and women God is assembling to bring a fresh expression of the gospel to the ethnically … More Our New Church
What is the one thing you need? King David knows? Don’t you want to know the one thing that the only man of all of Scripture called a man after God’s own heart says he still needs? I do. Psalm 27
Genius. Genius. Genius. I’m telling you. This brother is brilliant.. Genius.
What did I experience? I’m in terrible shape! A twelve mile ride took more than an hour! I went by a 10 year old girl out with her dog for a walk. The dog a brown boxer puppy, took a brief lunge at me and a good loud bark or five. She got him under … More First Ride after A Crash
Yes, that’s my bride and two of our oldest, and yes, I know she is beautiful inside and out. When we were young and had children underfoot, life was complicated and wonderful. We miss our kids. Everyday. The call of God has taken us 14 hours drive away from two, and 6 hours from another, and … More When We Were Young