“Truth can feel like a heavy burden for the hurting, but it is ultimately the only relief for the oppressed.”
Too many churches are neither attractional nor missional because they have little commitment to reaching the unchurched anyway.
"We must aim to plant churches for the glory of God and the good of the community, not to meet our own needs."
The Christian life is more than just “Jesus and me.” But it is not less.
There are many things in this world that constantly pull and beg for our attention, our heart, our worship and our souls.
"Let’s use our youthful sensitivity and receptivity to remember our Creator before the evil days of callous indifference set in."
I believe that same Holy Spirit is calling the American church—and believers all around the world—to recognize the growing crisis and respond according to His will, as shown in Psalm 2.
No one can claim they’re speaking Jesus’ words unless they’re reading their Bibles out loud.
Think of vision as the place just beyond the horizon and annual goals as the plan for the next leg of the journey toward the horizon.
We need a culturally relevant way to make disciples.
"Let me suggest seven commitments that all of us have been empowered, and should be excited, to make."
If your church has a greeter ministry, it’s already ahead of most churches. I should just be grateful you have such a ministry. But you do want it to improve, right?
“Two-thirds of active missionaries are married couples. Another third are single women. The rest are single men.”
What's true in parenting is also true in evangelism. If we really want to mature in our outreach effectiveness we must use our words.
Director Dallas Jenkins offers advice for aspiring filmmakers in the church.
“To be wanted by God is better than being wanted by a thousand men.”
"Any church can become more effective at reaching the lost in their community, and it doesn’t even involve new buildings or expensive technology."
Healthy things grow and multiply. It’s a fact in the natural world, but it’s also a fact when it comes to churches. Many church leaders want their churches to grow but they feel stuck.
Churches become “families,” and nobody likes it when family members move away—even down the street.
"A church that breaks barriers needs a leader that breaks barriers."