We expect the members in our church to be able to articulate the Gospel. In fact, many times we use this to “verify” that someone is really a Christian. If someone claims to be a Christian but they can’t verbalize the essential truths of the Gospel message, does that mean that they aren’t saved?

It is almost official. The Census Bureau announced yesterday that with a net gain of one person every 11 seconds, the nation’s population will reach 300 million at about 7:46 a.m. next Tuesday.

“Does someone really need to be in a local church to be Missional? Something like Barna’s “Revolutionaries”

I really want to be able to say that authentically. I can’t yet. I like to count. I’ve been doing this for years. I count heads. I estimate numbers.

Recently I had coffee with my friend Jim Ryan. He pastors Heart of the Canyons Church in Canyon Country, CA.

I love the church! But let’s not confuse the means with the ends.