I chose the stone and placed it in my pocket. I began to explore it with my fingers, feeling its shape, its smoothness, and places where it was still rough. Mine was obviously both.

I was coaching a church planter recently who asked this question:

Submerging is a first step to engage in the mission of Jesus.

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I wrote Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living as a practical guide for believers to align their lives with Jesus’ mission.

Every Church Planter would benefit from personal coaching!

I spent some time reflecting recently on my need to cultivate better habits in my life. Not the kind of habits that have to do with exercise and eating – I’m working on those, too.

This week I’m training pastors near Portland, Oregon. Next week I’ll be training in Southern California, followed by training in Colorado Springs and then in Little Rock. I love training! I feel like I am so alive in a training environment.

We cannot fulfill the Great Commission simply through the expansion of existing churches. Nor can we accomplish our mission merely through the addition of new churches. We must focus on multiplication, planting a variety of dynamic churches that will grow and reproduce. – Dr. Steve Ogne

Why are you in despair, O my soul?And why have you become disturbed within me?Hope in God, for I shall again praise HimFor the help of His presence.

Five years ago, I was just beginning to get my thoughts focused on the priority of missional living. I was reading and writing about the mission of the Church and how to align every believer with that mission.