Wednesday is for Prayer Whether your church is new or old, organic or traditional, large or small, whether it meets in a building or a house, in a community center or under a tree, if your location is anywhere in North America, these six things are true about your congregation (and mine): We are not … More Six Truths about Organic and Traditional Churches
Tell us why?
Thursday is for Discipleship Take more time than it takes to read these three paragraphs. Take some time to think, think hard about what is written here. Bracketed comments [ ] are my own. “…..Early believers desired transformation of the lost more than they desired comfort for themselves. The emphasis on seeing people changed by … More Early Believers Loved the Lost More than They Desired Comfort
Over on Facebook yesterday, Neil Cole started a discussion that was quite lengthy with a retweet of @lanceford: If North American pastors worked as hard at Disciple-making as they do on Sermon-making we could change the world//Prob true! I’m not sure if the “Prob true!” comment is Neil’s or Lanceford’s. The Discussion went on for … More Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)
Monday Discussion Who will be the first denomination to truly take church planting seriously and begin to plant churches rapidly, reproductively and globally? When will American churches stop hoarding their resources and spending them on themselves and truly seek to reach the harvest that is being prepared by the Spirit of God? Here’s one way … More Doubling the Number of Churches in the United States and Beyond
Thursday is for Discipleship “Lower the bar on what it means to be a church. Raise the bar on what it means to be a disciple.” –Neil Cole Whatever you think of the overall approach of Neil Cole [That’s Neil pictured on the right.] and the Organic Church movement, this mantra is hard to argue … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple”?
Friday is for Heart Songs “… roughly one-third of the residents of Planet earth are still without a local church that can share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ in an understandable and meaningful manner.” —Global Church Planting Craig Ott and Gene Wilson, (Baker, 2011), ix. Question: What is your thirty year plan … More What is Your Thirty Year Plan?
Thursday is for Discipleship I was going to save this for Monday’s post, but I had a great discussion with an American Missionary to Bolivia tonight in which it popped up as a discussion item and I decided I didn’t want to wait. Don’t think of this as a critique of the traditional church but … More Explaining Simple-Church Simply
Monday Missional Discussion One of the books that has generated the most comment that I have used in my church planting class is Douglas Hyde’s Dedication and Leadership. It is one of my favorite books of all time. Over the years, most of the comments have been overwhelmingly positive. Douglass Hyde was for many years … More Communist Party Tactics in Developing Leaders
Tuesday is for Preaching What does preaching look like in the house church? I want to invite every one who comes to the site today to make a comment. You may not have any experience in a house church. That’s okay. You can still have an opinion. Tell us about it. And if you have … More What does preaching look like in a house church?