Why There Should Never Be Another Bored Christian

Why There Should Never Be Another Bored Christian

Some of the best advice I received when we first started planting Grace Hills came from Todd West, who planted Oasis Church in North Little Rock. Todd said, “Don’t give people positions. Give them a project. Then, give them another project. If...
The Difference Between a Church's Mission and a Church's Vision

The Difference Between a Church's Mission and a Church's Vision

One of the more common questions I get to address with pastors and church leaders that I’m coaching is this: what’s the difference between a mission statement and a vision statement? The answer depends on who you’re talking to, to some degree, but...
Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

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

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...

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

“The American church is so consumeristic!” It’s a common line 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,...
Three Pillars of a Strong, Dynamic Ministry

Three Pillars of a Strong, Dynamic Ministry

When it comes to leading a strong ministry and building a healthy church, it takes more 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...
The Problem With My Old Church Was…

The Problem With My Old Church Was…

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....
Why Grace Hills Church Is In Jeopardy

Why Grace Hills Church Is In Jeopardy

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....
What Good Is Your Church Anyway?

What Good Is Your Church Anyway?

I recently read the quote of a skeptical unbeliever that stopped me in my tracks… The church is a parasite. It owns the best property, doesn’t pay any taxes, and doesn’t help anybody. As a Pastor who loves the local church rather deeply, everything...

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