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
Monday is for Discussion This is a discussion, I started over on LinkedIn. I thought it might be helpful to bring both it and the start of the discussion thread over here to the blog. Russell Wimberly • House churches will not penetrate anything if they are not evangelistic/missional minded. This is the prevailing problem with house … More Give three ways house churches might help penetrate our growing post-Christian culture.
Tuesday is for Preaching There is a way of preaching that is all ancient and interesting but powerless and counter productive. There is a way of preaching that is all modern and interesting but powerless and counter productive. Every age has its new temptations and pitfalls to avoid. Ours is no exception. Here’s a great … More Preaching to a Vision
Thursday is for Discipleship Most of us are not involved in our communities and neighborhoods because we are too busy. We are too busy because we are too cluttered in our schedules and lifestyles. We don’t know the names of our five closest neighbors (first and last), we don’t know what they do (jobs and … More Decluttering Life for the Glory of God
Friday Musings A truly converted life is a life that is infused with the missio Dei. Being on mission for God is always word and works, proclamation and compassionate action, herald and healer. If we care only for social justice and never give voice to the Jesus Story—the gospel narrative of redemption and the call … More A Truly Converted Life
Thursday is for Discipleship Sometimes you hear a song and your heart cries out, “Oh God, help me live that way.” This is one of those songs for me. I hope to create/motivate a band of believers at Trinity Church in Watseka, IL who resonate with its lyrics and passion and, before I die, a … More The People of God Should Never Live for Something as Small as the American Dream
Weekend Links Leaders, there are lots of though provoking material here. Evangelists, there is help and hope for the mission of making Christ the issue. Care Givers and Culture changers, there is substance to chew on here. But like every week, the presence of a link here doesn’t mean I agree with all of the … More Tim Tebow; Leadership Freak; Lenard Sweet on Following; Mark Driscoll; and much more
Friday is for Heart Songs Unprepared. I didn’t bring a shovel and now the first snow has fallen and I am unprepared to be a blessing to my neighbors. I had taken the extra shovel and put it out to bring down to Watseka and then decided I would bring it on my next trip. … More Unprepared
What do you think would happen? Think about it. Millions and millions and millions of people around the world spending one hour with God …. via What Would Happen if ….
What we need and don’t need in America. It might surprise you. See the link below. We Don’t Need to Plant Churches.