Monday is for Discussion Reality is a significant adrenalin rush when it smacks you in the face. Here’s reality on the US church planting scene. We are failing to reach our children with the gospel. Most believers never share the gospel with another person. Most churches (80%) are plateaued or declining. Most church plants grow … More Revive Us, Oh God
Missional Musings from Mid May on (mostly) Other Peoples Thoughts “Since Christianity is true, there is an echo of it (however faint) in every heart. You never know when the open statement of your conviction will strike a deep chord of rightness in some secular group.” —John Piper, (A Godward Life), p. 79 “Souls … More Since the Gospel is True, There is Always an Echo in Every Heart
Started my read of Ed Stetzer and Warren Bird’s new book Viral Churches: Helping Church Planters become Movement Makers. As I begin the echo of the latest research from the Lifeway group (see: edstetzer.com) is bouncing of the walls of my spirit. In brief, that research says that only 3% of American churches were the … More Make Church Planting a Fundamental Part of Your Evangelism Strategy
Tuesday is for Preaching My buddy Ed Stetzer is having a great discussion over at his blog on most influential pastors of the last 25 years. It is amazing the diversity in the list of preachers. And since the question was simply “who is most influential” without distinction as to whether or not that influence … More Preachers and Books: Who will be around?
Mondays are for Discussion Ed Stetzer had a great discussion at his blog last week. I got in on it so late that no one is going back there to read it. So I thought I would bring my comments over here in a slightly edited version I have struggled with this question for the … More How can we keep Proclamation and Justice in balance?
Ed Stetzer has had a fantastic discussion on the issue of gospel and social action over at his blog. After reading all the comments, I thought there was something from our experience that might help summarize the discussion. You can read it here: http://www.edstetzer.com/2010/03/monday-is-for-missiology-evang.html (My comments are near the end of the discussion.)
Mondays are for Discussion Ed Stetzer led a tremendous discussion on missional leadership over the last five weeks at his blog (http://edstetzer.com). If you want a basic class on the “missional conversation” go back and read some, all, or selected posts at Ed’s site on the last five Missional Mondays Posts (Part 1-5). Don’t forget … More What is Missional Leadership?
Here’s the promised summary of our house church funding discussion. I am thrilled at the issues raised by this question and look forward to exploring some of them in the coming weeks. Thanks too to Ed Stetzer and Charlie Worley for dropping in and giving your input. [This whole discussion was stimulated by this post and a … More Funding the House Church Planter
Church planting is not about more people in seats but changing the world for Jesus, reshaping the world for the glory of Christ. That’s why Steve Addison’s new book, Movements that Change the World, is worth your time. Besides endorsements by the church planting illuminati (Stetzer, Roberts, Garrison, Logan, Moore, Hirsch and Cole), it is … More Movements that Change the World