In 1998, Lake Forest Church in Charlotte, NC began meeting in a bowling alley. After that, they met under a disco ball at a rollerskating rink and on a basketball court before moving into a permanent site on Easter Sunday 2006.

Missional Living and the Gospel |

The gospel is the good news of salvation through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as the sacrifice for sin. His death canceled “the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Col 2:14).

I discovered something very useful today on If you haven’t seen or used this feature, you might want to check it out.

Whether it’s the meaning of life, the meaning of pain, the meaning of hardship, the meaning of success — it seems that people everywhere want to make sense and find meaning in their life and work.

“Seek the flourishing of the city

Church planters are too often driven by the calendar rather than milestones.

This Christmas we are especially looking forward to having both our kids home! We love how they are pursuing their careers, yet we love it when we can be together!

Coaching: Setting Goals and Making Plans |

When I coach church planters, one of the benefits that they mention more than anything else is the focus they gain in goal setting and action steps.

Every training event, conference, activity, workshop, seminar, course, session, module, and class has specific training outcomes. Even if you don’t announce the intended outcomes prior to beginning the training, those outcomes will be evident throughout the training.

Yesterday my wife and I were in Southern California. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather and clear skies. We repeatedly told each other, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas.”