Free Church Newcomers and Membership Class Curriculum

Free Church Newcomers and Membership Class Curriculum

We’re a purpose driven church, which means we believe in having a very intentional process for discipleship – for introducing people to each next step in their spiritual journey. For every church that wants to create this pipeline, I highly recommend...
5 Practical Tools for 2017 for Pastors and Church Leaders

5 Practical Tools for 2017 for Pastors and Church Leaders

You obviously need to follow Jesus, believe the truth of his Word, and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit. A solid theology is the foundation for any year of preaching and leading in the context of a local church. And then there are the practical tools and resources...
PDC 16 Learning Lab: Planting Healthy, Purpose Driven Churches

PDC 16 Learning Lab: Planting Healthy, Purpose Driven Churches

I’m extremely excited about Purpose Driven Conference 2016 coming up June 28 – 30! It’s the first time in almost a decade that Pastor Rick Warren and Saddleback Church have offered this kind of comprehensive leadership and church health conference...
How to Implement a Discipleship Process for a Healthy Church

How to Implement a Discipleship Process for a Healthy Church

We are sent, on mission, to make disciples. It is for making more and stronger disciples that the church exists. So… what’s your process for making them? There are two significant weaknesses common to struggling churches. They’ve never discovered...
The Three Things We Do Together As a Church

The Three Things We Do Together As a Church

Grace Hills is a simple, purpose driven church. That means that we try to do what we’re told to do by Jesus, and little else. There is plenty of debate today about what a local church ought to look like, with plenty of criticism directed at large churches, in...

A Scalable Model for Making Disciples in Small Churches

“The New Testament is the only model we need!” There, I went ahead and said that for you. It’s out of the way. For those pastors and church leaders who highly value the New Testament AND actually want to accomplish something meaningful, read...
Fast, Fluid, Flexible… and Flourishing

Fast, Fluid, Flexible… and Flourishing

Movement is life. I recently watched the blockbuster hit, World War Z. I had been anticipating it for a long time, and it didn’t fail to impress me with it’s non-stop intensity starting two minutes in and not ending until the credits roll. There is a...
Spiritual Maturity Is a Pathway We Walk Together

Spiritual Maturity Is a Pathway We Walk Together

God created you to be like His Son, Jesus Christ, and He has a pathway for you to walk on the way to spiritual maturity. Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus formed a community of people who could walk this pathway together and He called it a church. Today, spotting...

What to Do When Your Church Has Stopped Moving

Remember Newton’s first two laws of motion? Here’s a refresher… First law: Every object continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless compelled to change that state by external forces acted upon it. Second law: The...
A Biblical Ecclesiology for Church Planting

A Biblical Ecclesiology for Church Planting

A casual observer of the modern church planting movement might conclude that we have a generation of leaders who are aggressively launching churches in the same way serial entrepreneurs start new businesses. With the right model, enough talent, and piles of cash, we...

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