Weekend Links Great day with my bride today seeing a movie and having dinner in Champaign. The movie? Beyond the Mask. Today was its release. Think, National Treasure meets Christian Film industry, meets more respect for the audience with the story line than the recent God’s Not Dead movie. Don’t expect a lot of history … More Weekend Links: Counterfeit Gospels; Transgender and Same-Sex Marriage; Church Planting; Negaholic?; Ed Stetzer; How Freedom Disappears; plus
How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel? How do we help our neighbors both hear and see the gospel if we never have any contact with them? —never talk to them? —never visit with them? —never have them in our homes? —never laugh with them? —never cry with them? —never … More How Do We Help Our Neighbors both Hear and See the Gospel?
Missional Musings on the Weekend Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. Missional leaders model being on mission for those they are leading in the mission. Missional leaders live incarnationally among those they lead so those they lead can lead others to live incarnationally among … More A Baker’s Dozen of Missional Principles
Wednesday is for Prayer I love New Year’s day. No one has any expectations for me and I have the whole day to read, and pray, and think, take a walk if I like, get on the treadmill if I like. It is marvelous. Today I had five virtually uninterrupted hours at the church as … More The Blazing Center of a Missional Christian’s Life
“When you give people freedom, you get chaos, but you also get incredible creativity. Because everyone tries to contribute to the community, you get a great variety of expression.” (p. 81.) For more see: Brief Review of The Starfish and the Spider by Ori Brafman.
Friday Afternoon Musings “The task of the church, . . . and the task of the leader in the church, is to make this other world credible; to make it possible to men to believe that this world as it is, is not the last word; to keep constantly alight in men’s hearts the flame of … More Heaven is More Real than Earth
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
Monday Discussion Missional leaders lead God’s people on the mission of God, to the world of God, for the glory of God. You can call yourself a missional leader. You can read all the right books on missional leadership. You can sling all the right names around from the missional community. But unless you are leading … More Missional Leaders and Phonies
About 2-3 times a year, I am part of a team of men training church planters around the world with Dynamic Church Planting International. It is an honor and a privilege because, In my opinion, DCPI is the most effective church planting organization in existence. No organization trains more church planters, more effectively, in more places … More Training and Equipping Church Planters and their Teams
For a start how about … We would expect a greater involvement in reaching the lost from the the very start. We would give more opportunity earlier for them to demonstrate faithfulness. We would put them in stretching situations earlier. We would emphasize eschatology–Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (based … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”