Some of you who follow this blog know that Michael Frost and I don’t always see eye to eye. We are sometimes sandpaper to one another’s personalities. But Michael is a brother in Christ who I appreciate nevertheless, and one whose thoughts and production are worth considering. Some 15 years ago now, Michael and Alan … More Are You a Church Marketer or a Missionary?
Friday promo: I’m doing a seminar for a church in Indiana this weekend on some of these concepts. These are critical issues not just for church planters but for all churches who want to penetrate their communities with the gospel. For more and a video see: Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect
Listen to Your Community Michael Frost and I had a bit of a dust up on Facebook. (Michael was responding to the title of one of my posts. I have brought the whole comment stream over from Facebook and put it in the comments on the blog HERE.) It was the second or third time … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect
Weekend Links Enjoy your weekend, but make it count for eternity. Training Better Preachers Seven Questions to Ask of Your Message Every Week Better Thinking About Reaching Your Neighbors 10 Questions Your Neighbors are Not Asking About Your Church (Perry Noble) Romancing Your Neighborhood (Michael Frost–Exponential Conference Audio) Growing Better Christians Three Book Reviews from … More Training Better Preachers; Growing Better Christians; Thinking Better Doctrine; Loving Neighbors Better
Missional Moments This is what I have been driving at in my church planting classes, in my preaching, in my blogging (see all of the Intensely Local posts for instance), in all of the seminars and conferences I have done over the last decade. WE NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR COMMUNITIES. Michael Frost says it … More Michael Frost and The Skill Most Church Planters (and Churches) Neglect
Links for the First Weekend of August 2011 Fewer links this week but some great articles. As always, I appreciate and value how each of these articles challenges my thinking but that doesn’t mean I endorse every perspective or writer. Enjoy. Growing as a Missional Thinker John Piper Corrects Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch on … More Missional Thinking, the Difference between Real and False Humility, Steve Jobs, MLK, Jr. Monument and More
What we need to recover in the body of Christ is that the gospel is transformative and disruptive to our American Dream. Parents, don’t come to any church that I plant or pastor if you want to insulate your children from making dangerous decisions for the gospel. I am about one thing for the years … More The Dangerous Gospel of Jesus Christ