The essence of any local church is seen as being the people of God on mission. God has sent His people to complete His mission by making disciples who make disciples!
Every Christian is a missionary – sent by Jesus with the message of the cross in community with other Christians to those in the cultures around them.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to stay with my friend Steve Ogne in Southern California. We enjoyed dinner and watching football.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed. (Matthew 4:19-20)
Where do you spend most of your time?
I got a new book in the mail yesterday and I haven’t read it yet. When I open up a new book I like to thumb through the table of contents and flip through the chapters to get more familiar with how it’s structured before I jump in and start reading.
I have been strongly influenced by David Bosch on understanding the church and mission. Here are some quotes that have challenged me – and I hope will challenge you…
In 2007 I posted several posts on the state of the Church in America.
How do you define success in Christian ministry?
I’ve been training and coaching church planters for many years! I really love helping church planters to start new churches. But today I’ve decided to change my message to church planters.