Leading by Word and Deed: 3 Ways to Move from Words to Actions

We all know the famous quotes about leadership. We have used them time and time again in sermons, Bible studies, or when rallying the troops for service at the church. “Everything rises and fall on leadership.” -John Maxwell “Leadership is Continue Reading

The Church and “New Atheism”

I’ve been deeply challenged by the tireless efforts of the men and women that advance the cause of the “new atheism” into the empty hearts of postmodern westerners. Nature abhors a vacuum so, in the absence of faith, unbelief or atheism becomes Continue Reading

Missional Momentum

Over the last couple years I’ve had the opportunity to sit with a number of pastors seeking to increase the missional posture of their church. As expected, this has proven to be easier for some than others, and more of an art form than a science. But among the many variables, we’re beginning to see a few common threads emerge among those seeming to gain “missional momentum”. Here are the top three practices we’ve observed. Continue Reading