Free Logistics Tool For Planting a Church
I have written up our processes and procedures at Backyard Church. My hope is that if you want to start a house church, that this can clear up some of the things that you typically have to figure out to get started. My hope and goal is that people pick this up and have a […]
A Few Significant Problems With the Four Spiritual Laws
One of the most popular ways of presenting the gospel over the last half century or more is the idea of the Four Spiritual Laws. Billy Graham popularized this approach to simplifying the gospel. I will list the laws and then explore the issues. Law 1 – God made us to know Him and be […]
Five Reasons Ministry Is Moving Bi-Vocational & Para-church/Secular Employment
The future of congregational ministry is where the minister is either bi-vocational or working a full time job outside the church (either parachurch ministry or secular employment). Todd Wilson is the first person I heard say this and I was skeptical. Now, in post-COVID church, I think he is absolutely right. Here are five reasons […]
Kingdom Contraction? Is the Kingdom Shrinking?
We hear about it all the time. Churches are closing. We have less Christians than we used to. People aren’t attending church with the same consistency. Is the Kingdom shrinking? The Bible talks about an ever expanding kingdom. The Kingdom is like a mustard seed that, though small, grows into an invasive plant that expands […]
When Church Meets Where the People Are!
We planted a second church. It is a slow start (no surprise) but we are intentional and prayerful. We don’t want to see one church get big. We want to see many small churches form relationships and ministries that go deep. That means we have to plant more churches, which means we need more leaders […]
Read From People Who are Following Jesus
In the last post, I encouraged you to read more from the Bible than from people talking about the Bible. That isn’t to say that there is no benefit in reading other books. They have much to teach us! But we should take care to not let reading what people say about the Bible take […]
The Hidden Cost of A Divided Christianity
When we are divided we are not as effective at being disciples or making disciples. If I believe that my preference trumps our unity then I have bought the lie that my feelings and opinions trump Jesus’ instructions. Bottom line – Our disunity and division cost the kingdom new disciples. There are people we might […]
5 Key Discipleship Principles Every Christian Should be Familiar With
1 – Be a disciple maker of disciple makers, not just a disciple or a disciple who makes a disciple. Jesus made disciple makers, not just disciples. Now it can go viral. This changes what you do and why you do it in discipleship. 2 – Read the Word to understand the Word to live […]
Free 9 Lesson Course on How to Do Discovery Bible Study!
I just developed a 9 lesson course on Discovery Bible Study with videos, articles, question list, scripture lists, and PDF handouts. It is 100% FREE forever. Discovery Bible study is used all over the world in disciple making movements to help disciple people to and through faith in Jesus. It is helpful for personal study, […]
What is a Faithful Church? It Is Not What You Were Told
Is a faithful church one that has found the pattern in the New Testament and copied it? Is a faithful church one that has apostolic succession back to the first century? Is a faithful church one that is filled with the Holy Spirit? Is a faithful church one that is on mission for Jesus? What […]