When was the last time you participated in a public ministry activity, not first because you wanted to build the Kingdom of God, but because you wanted other people to notice, respect, admire or accept you?
As Christ-followers, we are called to be different from the rest of the world and to love people without limits.
No more segregation. Please.
It happens to be one of the more popular traps along the journey of faith—the idea that somewhere along the path of righteousness we somehow outgrow our need for the church.
"He who loves with purity considers not the gift of the lover, but the love of the giver." - Thomas a Kempis
There are a lot of church growth strategies that don’t require bucketloads of money. These are things you can work on as soon as today, despite any budget constraints.
These 4 indicators make it pretty clear we've lost the soul of evangelicalism.
"Every one of us probably also has a sin we rather enjoy, a sin we refuse to put to death. In fact, we may even protect and promote it."
"God has never spoken directly to me, ever…
People make up their mind whether or not they will return in the first 10 minutes. First Impressions matter!
Humans are humans not by their function but by their nature.
"Human beings have always been in a hurry. God has never been in a hurry."
Have a good laugh with this video, but please remember that the satire in it can expose some real and faulty values that can exist in our western church culture.
This is one of the greatest frustrations and painful aspects of pastoring...then your best people fail to do the smallest thing. In so doing, they end up negating a thousand good things they do.
Leadership is not an easy road, but shortcuts never serve you well.
Take a look at some churches, and it’s hard to believe that life can ever come from what appears to be impending death.
"If you meet someone who isn’t a Christian, you should assume that God wants to use you to help them become a follower of Jesus."
"You have a problem. It’s yourself. To be blunt, you are addicted to yourself."
In the church world, some leaders spend their entire ministry giving up in one place and moving to the next.
"Don’t make it any harder on yourself by taking hard stances on political issues that may have multiple biblical perspectives."