Tips For Reaching Your Community

All warfare is contingent on the climate, geography, and environmental conditions of the battlefield. This is equally true for spiritual warfare, or as we...

Do The Work Of An Evangelist

Do you have to be an Evangelist to be effective in evangelism? But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of...

Are We Reaching Out or Rearranging the Body of Christ?

Someone sent me a tweet recently that I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply...

Let The Adventure Begin

Life in the Kingdom is really about learning to live life, continually aware of God’s presence. Every believer should practice awareness and practice noticing...

Fishing As A Commercial Fleet…defining normal

What is your notion of "normal" when it comes to outreach? Do you think it is normal to see people come to know Jesus only...

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks...

Getting and Giving Green Cards

Green Card – permission and blessing for an immigrant to go to work. Our friends Rex and Sally tell us, “We loved America from our...

Serving Projects That Reflect The Personality Of Your Group

“We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works” Eph. 2:10, NKJV. We all have distinct personalities. If you are the parent of...

2 Winter Kindness Outreach Ideas

COFFEE/HOT CHOCOLATE/CAPPUCCINO GIVEAWAY COFFEE, CAPPUCCINO, AND GOOD HOT CHOCOLATE are all the rage these days; so wherever the chance presents itself, bring it to...

It’s a Thanksgiving Life

Build a Memory of Thanksgiving Kindness When you think of the words, “kindness” and “Thanksgiving” an image of food might come to mind. Maybe your...

Pastor – Raise Your EQ This Week!

Question: Why did Paul tell Timothy “Do the work of an evangelist?” Keep in mind the Timothy letters are directed at leaders – specifically to...

The Power of Encouragement

A few years ago, Georgia, my wife and I went to downtown Berlin to do some shopping. We had seven different stops to make....

Nobody Is Beyond Redemption

"So who on Planet Earth is the most unlikely person to ever come into a living relationship with Jesus?" This is the question I posed...

God’s Kinetic Presence

While shopping at Best Buy, I had a sense that if I were to offer to pray for a salesperson standing by me that...

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...

Bivocational Ministry: Option or Necessity?

The following post was originally written in 2011 but still remains relevant for church planters and pastors in 2018. Most of the time we who...

How To Plant Churches That Change Cities

In almost every city across the US huge efforts are being made to plant churches. In the Greater Tampa area, there were close to...

Finding The Balance Between Gathering And Scattering

Hi friends, this email just came to me from a pastor who has taken the missional community bug pretty seriously over the last five...

Now Is The Time to Start Planning Your Fall Outreach!

I know its summer time, but you should take some time and start planning your Fall outreach. Time flies and Autumn will be here...

The Greatest Form of Evangelism?

Years ago, studies circulated that showed that new churches tended to be more evangelistic than older, more established ones. The axiom followed, "The greatest...