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5 Obstacles to Evangelism

Everything that has to do with communication runs into some hurdles.  Bringing a message of hope can even have hurdles it must face.  When...

3 Yards And A Cloud Of Dust

Woody Hayes is credited with this description of Ohio State football.  It really came from a sportwriter and was originally “Five yards and a...

Make Disciples, Let Jesus Build the Church

Christ comes first. He than commands us into His mission. The byproduct of our mission is His kingdom spread on earth via the building of His church. As much as I value church planting, I have come to realize that we should stop planting churches. We should plant Jesus, and let Jesus build His church.

Stop Saying “Unchurched”?

I had a very interesting conversation with a colleague recently (Darrell MacLearn) about using the term “unchurched” to describe a person. It is a...

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...

A Prophetic Word That Did Come to Pass

“In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity...

Multiplication Won’t Happen Without ___________.

Recently, someone asked me to boil down the concept of multiplication as far as I possibly can. So here goes. Looking at many of the...

Church Planting In Secular France

I recently spent a week training church planters in France. What I saw was extremely encouraging. According to a Christianity Today article written several years...

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...

Understanding Your Context: The Truth About The Urban, Suburban, & Rural...

I'm a part of a church who has a heart for the poor. We also have a heart for our city. From the beginning,...

6 Steps To Simple Church Planting

There are a lot of new buzz words and strategies these days for planting churches. I must admit, I am from a small town...

An Enemy of God Who Had the Skill Set to Plant...

On the road to Damascus, Paul had an encounter with Jesus and experienced a radical transformation in his life (Acts 9: 1-28). His view...

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...

12 Steps That Will Guaranteed Outreach Success

Success in outreach isn't as difficult as you might imagine. After coaching lots of leaders over many leaders - many of them who were previously convinced they couldn't possibly do it - here's a summary of some of what I've learned.

5 Church Planting Lessons From Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed” was a missionary who reached out to native Americans in the Ohio Valley in the early 1800s. He...

Evangelism Key: Start the Conversation!

In a previous entry – "Evangelism is not just relationship" I submitted that we must not hesitate to share the Gospel even if we don't...

Whimsical Holiness: The Key of Incarnational Life

A few years ago, I wrote about a concept in my book The Tangible Kingdom, which I believe is the key to Christian engagement...

The Death of a Church Plant – 7 Ways to...

It's not that difficult to kill your church plant with your two bare hands. I know what I'm talking about. I've almost done it...
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Lean Church Planting

How do you start a church with very little or no funding? We call this "Lean church Planting" :) How can you make a difference...

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...