Tuesday Discussion Live passionately for and like Jesus. Living passionately for and like Jesus. Training men and women to live passionately for and like Jesus. Planting churches that plant churches filled with people living passionately for and like Jesus. These are the phrases, that have dominated my thinking, studying, preaching, teaching and living for the … More Living Passionately For and Like Jesus isn’t Very Popular
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
Weekend Links All these links are an attempt to equip readers with new ways to build bridges to our culture. Bridges can be large or small, short or tall, beautiful or ugly, but they must be functional. They must take you from the place you are to the place you want to be. I hope … More Gospel Legends? Missional Halloween? Strange Fire? Legalize Contract Killing? and much more
Monday Discussion Below is a depiction of the countries from which this blog has had visitors over the last 10 months. It represents men and women who want to be trained and equipped to reach their neighbors for Christ. It represents thousands of men and women who are looking for content on the internet that … More Graphic Representation of the Need for Workers
Monday Discussion In a post last week, my friend Ed Stetzer wrote: “If you have a group of people who gather together to listen to Bible teaching and that’s the only thing that they do, you’ve created a room full of consumers—whether it has 20 seats or 20,000 seats. But if instead you take that … More Missional Smishional! Mega/Micro! Get on with it Church!
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
Tuesday Missional Discussion You are angry. You don’t like my title and you disagree with it intensely. Or … You are happy and you knew it all along. Don’t get ahead of yourself. I love house churches. I love them theoretically. I love them historically. I love them for their missional potential. I love them … More House Churches are Not Missionally Engaged
Tuesday is for Proclamation Another example of how missional is not about being small, being house, being non-traditional, being a criticism, being anti-this or that. It is about incarnating the gospel in a way that shows the beauty of Christ to real (not theoretical) neighbors, shows the beauty of truth in real (as opposed to … More May the Lord Break Your Heart for the City (Video)
Friday is for Heart Songs Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer’s new book, Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations, will be one of the texts in the Master’s level class that Ed and I will be co-teaching in the Fall at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Every day I get more excited about the class. … More Transformational Church: How do we get there from here?
Monday Discussion It light of the video posted over the weekend with Ed Stetzer and Alan Hirsch giving brief critiques of the multi-site phenomenon, here are some evaluation friendly questions for multi-site churches. Look around your multi-site church next week: Are the talents of the congregation being maximized for the kingdom? Look around your multi-site … More Evaluating the Multi-site Phenomenon