When a young guy expresses that he wants to go into ministry, it’s usually assumed that he’s gunning for a pulpit ministry. He’s told that he’ll need to buckle down for a lengthy term at
Our definition of what an “established” church is often carries with it mental images of an old stone church with stained glass that has been around for decades
Imagine me bent over my desk trying to come up with a powerful sermon. In spite of seeking to communicate the power of the Word, in spite of praying, I feel powerless.
Where was God when my loved one died? Why did God allow me to be abused when I was young? How could a loving God allow His children to experience such suffering?
Jim gets up every morning, grabs his cup of coffee and heads off to his job at Proctor and Gamble. He’s been working on the production line for years and makes just enough money
You are going through a frustratingly difficult season right now. For some reason, even though you are a person of faith, God seems to be a million miles away. Your faith is dry and you…
It is a common struggle for church planters to try to any retain every newcomer that visits your new church. But that’s not always a good thing. I am currently planting a church, so I get it.
have been in bi-vocational (now tri-vocational) for over 15 years and throughout that time have collected several bits of information that may help those of you that choose
Planting a church is a difficult task. Ask any church planter, and he will tell you. I can also attest to this fact from my own journey in planting, as well as from my experience serving and coaching
Each time I’ve planted a church or made a major life-decision, I’ve had to know two vital things about my wife in that particular season. There are certainly many other questions
For most church planters, the days of sending out a mailer and seeing 350 people at your launch are long gone. And though the conference circuit may tempt us to believe otherwise
"Congratulations, you have been given a conditional green light to plant a church. These were the words coming from the mouth of a church planting assessor
One of things that I find most frustrating is not having clear directions. When driving, I hate getting lost because I didn’t receive clear directions. When working on an assignment, I get
It was Christ who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints….” Ephesians 4:11-12
Church planters are asked to have a sending church that is either an actual mother church that hives them off, a church that adopts the church planter, or even 2-3 churches
I was lying on the floor, pushing Thomas the Tank Engine around his wooden track, when I realized my young son had been speaking to me for the past 30 seconds
Let’s face it, everyone is busy. I have yet to meet a person who has told me that they have nothing to do all day (unless your the Dude). Perhaps you have someone say to you
Unless you are planting with a leadership team a in place that has experienced elders who know the challenges and peculiarities of a new church, you’ll want to
As a church planter we are always busy. We are busy from the time that we get the call from God to the time we launch our first public service. Once you have launched