Jesus does four important things that anyone called to church planting or pastoring must consider: 1. Jesus reveals Himself to us. Of course, part of that journey involves us struggling with the questions of who this Jesus is. The disciples had to travel the same path. Ultimately, the church planter has to know who Jesus is and the priority He must have over everything and … Continue reading Reality Check for Church Planters/Pastors
Thanks to Ed Stetzer for permission to embed a very helpful presentation on church planters. The Exchange June 2011 – Are You a Church Planter? from Ed Stetzer on Vimeo. Continue reading Ed Stetzer-Are You a Church Planter?
Some highlights from my NOOK version of SST: “….if you’re not daring to believe God for the impossible, you’re sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life” “…if the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God” “Faith isn’t a Get Out of Hell Free card. It’s the most vital building … Continue reading Sun Stand Still: Chapter 1
I just ordered the e-book of Steven Furtick’s Sun Stand Still and will be posting highlights from each chapter as well as some personal insights about the chapter. Continue reading The Book Report: Sun Stand Still
If a church is on life support, there are three questions the leadership must ask and answer: 1. What’s right? (What’s worth holding on to) 2. What’s wrong? (What must go in order to be revived spiritually and grow) 3. What’s next? (What to do with the answer to the first two questions) Continue reading 3 Questions Every Dead Church Must Answer
Luke 4:18-19 Jesus’ prophetic proclamation of His purpose was not meant strictly for His time. As His ambassadors, we must follow Him, doing only what He hear from the Spirit of the Lord. We can glean some of the divine purposes that the Lord Jesus Christ has for His Church. We the Church must rely on the power and leading of the Holy Spirit. We … Continue reading The Mandate of the Church