Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry

“God has already determined which Christian should best assume which ministries in the church. The role of church leadership is to help its members identify their gifts and integrate them into ministries that match their gifts.” ~Christian Schwarz The ABC’s of Natural Church Development, 11. Such a statement only makes sense if you are a … More Mobilizing Saints for Powerful Ministry

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You Don’t Need to be Funny. You Need to be Passionate and Dependent.

Monday Preaching Reflections I have noticed a tendency in many young preachers, church planters, youth pastors, new communicators to embrace an  “I need to be funny” mentality. Listening to them, one get’s the impression that they agonize over how they need to “connect” with people at some “funny-bone” level in order to prove themselves or … More You Don’t Need to be Funny. You Need to be Passionate and Dependent.

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What Enterprise Car Rental Can Teach the Church

Monday Discussion (Two) Just saw the new Enterprise Car Rental advertising campaign. It’s very simple but behind it is a great lesson for the Church. A series of Enterprise reps come on camera and simply say, “I can make it right.” A few add, “I don’t have to talk to someone else,” or “I don’t need … More What Enterprise Car Rental Can Teach the Church

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Equipping the Saints for this Task is Your Job Preacher

Tuesday is for Preaching How do our people learn how to proclaim the gospel? It is a pretty simple question but one that is not asked very often. Let’s face facts. When we offer EE classes, or evangelism training or sermonic exhortations to proclaim the gospel or recommendations for books to be read or whatever … More Equipping the Saints for this Task is Your Job Preacher

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