Recently I spent a morning alone with God in prayer at St Martin’s University Abbey in Lacey, Washington. I
Planting a church doesn’t start with launching worship services in a community. It starts with incarnating the gospel where you live.
As believers take steps to focus on meeting needs beyond the walls of the church, it’s important to consider how those being served (as well as those who may observe your acts of service) will interpret your actions.
My friends Steve Ogne and Tim Roehl have written a great book that focuses on empowering leaders for ministry and mission in a changing world. Transformissional Coaching
I am at the National New Church Conference in Orlando, Florida this week. I arrived a day earlier to attend a Pre-Conference Intensive on “Attractional AND Incarnational Church Planting.”
George Patterson worked in northern Honduras with the Conservative Baptist Home Mission Society. He developed a theological education by extension program that focused on “obedience-oriented eduction.”
Recently, I volunteered to participate with others in answering this question. There’s been a lot of blogs about “being missional,” “missional living,” and “missional behaviors.” I’ve posted a lot about missional Christianity, missional transformation, missional distinctives, and missional practices.
Coaching is incredibly powerful! Imagine how you would be impacted by someone who listened to you, helped you to listen to God, and then asked good questions which enabled you to focus on doing what God wanted you to do.
Neil Cole, author of Organic Church and founder of Church Multiplication Associates, shared his perspective with me yesterday on the absence of movements in America. He observes that the church often gets in the way.
While in India, I met John Michel. He is an incredible Christian brother with a passion to transform cities in America to truly become “Servant Cities.” He has a vision and a passion to see true transformation take place.