Culture

Let’s Keep Reaching Consumers. Aka, Lost Sheep.

Brandon Culture

“The American church is so consumeristic!” It’s a common uttered by the religiously fed-up, and of course, there’s a lot of truth in it. Some churches in America do tend to cater to the consumeristic mentality of our culture. But I think, on the whole, most churches don’t, and that’s actually part of the problem. The American church has a perceived problem …

Pillars

Three Pillars of a Strong, Dynamic Ministry

Brandon Leadership

When it comes to leading a strong ministry and building a healthy church, it takes than solid theology or smart strategy. In fact, it takes a combination of those, plus the Spirit’s leading and empowerment. I think of these three as pillars of a dynamic ministry. Every church needs to be led by a Pastor with a strong ecclesiology …

Into the Darkness

Whatever It Takes, Short of Sin

Brandon Church Planting

At Grace Hills, we will do whatever it takes, short of sin, to find people far from God and lead them to life in Jesus. That’s one of our core values, and it’s the one that probably creates the most tension for Christians. It’s a value that is drawn straight from Scripture: I have become all things to all people so …

Tilt-shift Church

The Problem With My Old Church Was…

Brandon Church Planting

That’s a phrase you will only hear in the modern, western church – particularly in the United States. In first century Jerusalem, if you didn’t like the music, the Pastor, or the amount of perfume Sister Bertha wore, you had to stay and work it out. Where else would you go? Disclaimer: What I’m about to say has nothing to do …

Thin Ice

Why Grace Hills Church Is In Jeopardy

Brandon Church Planting

Grace Hills Church is eleven Sundays old, officially, and about eight months old, unofficially. And we’re in trouble. If we don’t do something, all of our effort will be in vain and all hope of planting the kind of church Jesus had in mind will be lost. No, we’re not out of money. God has provided every step of the …