Pastors

How to Lead A Parade

What I call my "New Orleans Sermon" goes like this: In order to start a parade (a movement of some kind that catches on...

Crowd-sourcing: its whats for dinner

The purpose of this post is not to advocate crowdsourcing. If you’re not already hip to that game, read this little book to catch...

First Impressions Communication 1-day boot camps

If you’ve got one day and one hundo, then you’ve got what you need to gain some WOW and HOW for your church, regardless...

missionSHIFT: Introducing Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball is on staff at Vintage Faith Church, planted in 2004 in Santa Cruz, CA. He is the author of several books including...

Golden Canon Award for Lost and Found

Leadership, a division of Christianity Today, created the Golden Canon Awards-- the ten books of 2009 most valuable for church leaders. If you're looking...

WhiteBoard

I love Ben Arment…and was SO honored to be a part of the very first “Whiteboard Sessions” that he did a couple of years...

Philippians part 3, The Journey of Maturity

I am a little behind posting my Sunday messages. This was a few weeks ago focused on "The Journey of Maturity." Philippians- The Journey of...

In Praise of Small Churches

With a few exceptions, all churches were small at one time. They began with a handful of people and went forward from there....

How to Spot a Sick Church

The late great evangelist Vance Havner, who never weighed more than 120 pounds in his life would be my guess, used to quip,...

CHANGE

OK…so here goes… I’ve been blogging now since 2005…and it’s been a BLAST! NO, I am NOT going to stop writing…BUT…this site is going to take...

Monday is for Missiology: The Church, the Kingdom, and the Mission

Last week, I resurrected my "Meanings of Missional" series and I really enjoyed the discussion in the comment section of my post on the...

“What Are We Going To Do About Sex Trafficking?”

That is THE question we’ve gotten a lot here at NewSpring Church the past couple of weeks…so let me give an answer that WILL...

Missional Mondays: Introducing Alan Hirsch

I am very pleased that my friend Alan Hirsch will be joining us in the conversation leading up to missionSHIFT this summer (July 12-15...

Sunday Night Reflections

A few thoughts on a GREAT DAY at NewSpring Church… We saw dozens of people cross over from death to life today…that NEVER gets old. We...

The Bible Speaks on the Bible (I Peter 1:22-2:3)

It's not that we think the Apostle Peter sat down one day and said, "I believe I will write something for the Bible." He most...

Building a Healthy Church

The books on how to build a healthy church are flying off the printing presses these days. Seminaries are holding conferences and consultants are...

In SoCal for the Weekend

I made an unplanned trip to Orange County this week-- and Donna is along with me. Two weeks ago, Rick Warren asked me to...

Modern Day Gladiators…Pastor, Be Encouraged!

I had this thought on Monday morning that I could not shake and so I wanted to share it… The Super Bowl was this past...

Anglicans, Affirmation, and Action

Back in August of '09 I shared a bit about the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), a new conservative Anglican organization that...

Three Questions For Pastors/Church Leaders – Part Three

#3 – How’s Your Spiritual Health—REALLY? We’re pastors, right? And so most people expect that when we get up out of our beds that...
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