Sermon Video: Are YOU For the Prodigals?

August 29, 2016By BrandonPreaching

If you think God likes the nice, ‘normal’, religious people better and that his goal is for us all to be happy and comfortable, you’ve believed a cultural version of Jesus. Instead, he came on a rescue mission for the least, the last, and the lost, and he invites us to join that mission with … Read More

Find Your Calling Podcast with Todd Wilson

August 25, 2016By BrandonLeadership

When Todd Wilson reached out and asked if I’d do an interview with him on his Find Your Calling podcast, I was humbled and grateful. Todd’s a great guy and he’s had some great guests, so I gladly agreed. Amazingly, during the interview, Todd actually helped me to clarify my own calling even further. I … Read More

One of the Biggest Mistakes Pastors Make

August 25, 2016By BrandonLeadership

I was told, early in ministry, some of the most terrible advice: “Don’t get too close to people. You can never trust them.” I now give leaders the exact opposite advice. Fall into the depth of meaningful friendships. Will you get hurt? Yes. Such is life, but it’s worth it. From personal experience I can … Read More

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

August 24, 2016By BrandonCulture, Theology

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an on community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful on the pages I help to manage. It’s sad, really. The don’t come from Muslims or atheists. … Read More

Sermon Video: How to Make a Comeback

August 23, 2016By BrandonPreaching

The Parable of the Prodigal Son would be better described as the Parable of the Prodigal Sons, since both sons were lost in their own ways. Even better would be the Parable of the Good, Good Father, but that’s next week’s message! In this message, I wanted to how, from the younger son’s story, we come back home … Read More

The Three Gears of Growth Pre-Conference at Exponential

August 22, 2016By BrandonEvents

There are three separate but interdependent gears that either impede or accelerate our church’s growth: Our Culture, Our Team, and Our Systems. Shawn Lovejoy from, Tim Stevens from the Vanderbloemen Search Group, and Brandon Cox from Grace Hills Church and will their experiences from working with hundreds of churches through these three … Read More

From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

August 18, 2016By BrandonCulture

Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of Omran Daqneesh, the five-year-old little boy pulled from the rubble and placed into an ambulance, following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. I stared at the photo for a long time. And I watched the footage – just barely over a minute (before clicking, know that it’s graphic) – of the … Read More