Currently booking this seminar for Saturdays in June and July 2016. Outline of the Seminar Understanding and Befriending Your Catholic Neighbor A one day (Saturday) seminar to help you understand your “Catholic” neighbor (or yourself) … Source: Understanding and Befriending Your Catholic Neighbor
Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here are … Source: 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community
Musings It’s no secret to readers of this site that I am a huge fan of one-to-one relationships when it comes to forming Christ in others (and our own) lives. Great things happen in small groups. Wonderful things happen in corporate worship. Breath-taking discoveries can happen in personal Bible study and meditation. But for radical … More The Power of One-to-one Mentoring
A Snap Shot of an Evening in the Neighborhood All times are approximate. Home at 5:30 PM: Out for a brief bike ride, 22 minutes, 6 miles. Stop at High School gym to look in on a girls Volleyball game. One of our families has a daughter on the team. It’s a chance to sit … More What Does “Neighboring” Look Like?
I have been praying for workers to be sent into the harvest and this week got word that one of my former students is leaving youth ministry to plant his first church. Very exciting to see answered prayer. Here’s an article that I recommend to him and to all Christians, not just church planters, who … More How to Do Reconnaissance into the Neighborhood’s Soul
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
It’s freezing in Chicago-land but Spring is coming. It really is. Pitchers and catchers report Wednesday, days are getting longer, the geese are back picking through corn fields. It’s coming. And it really won’t be long. So now really is a good time to start planning what you will do to demonstrate the love of … More Plan Now for a Spring Harvest of Souls
Monday is for Discussion A pastor asks: “How can I help my church increase their membership? It’s a small country Presbyterian church with mostly older members. Looking for ideas…” First thing about this question: It’s the wrong question. Here’s a better one, “How can we make more disciples of Jesus?” That said, once you have … More What Counsel Do You Give When You are Asked the Wrong Question?
Friday Musings Harvest time is just around the corner in these parts. In more ways than one. The ministry and budget year draws to a close at our church and many churches around the country. A new school year and a new ministry year approaches, peaking over the horizon in just a few weeks. Who … More Have You thought of Yourself as a Letter from God?
Monday is for Discussion We saw it happen in Pontiac Michigan last week. (See yesterday’s post here.) Could it happen in your neighborhood? What are you going to do about it? This week? Tell somebody your plan. Come back and share it in the comments section. Let the people you tell and the Chosenrebel.me readers … More Avoiding Pontiac Michigan in Your Community