I love coaching and training coaches. The more I coach leaders the more I learn what NOT to do — and what I need to do. Yesterday, I posted 20 Things to Never DO.

Recently my wife and I were walking with our golden retriever (Olive) through a wooded path near our home. Olive will be one-year old next week and we are still working to train her. On this particular day we were focused on her obedience to the command to come.

Twenty years ago my wife and I partnered together with a few friends to start a new church in Castaic, CA. We were convinced that starting new churches is vital to extending God’s kingdom.

Start Churches by Making Disciples |

Jesus never told His disciples to start churches. There’s not even a command to start churches anywhere in the New Testament.

When I wrote Six-Word Lessons to Discover Missional Living, I attempted to capture 100 lessons that would help believers live on mission with Jesus.

[featured_image]How Aligned Is Your Life? Weekly evaluation of your life can help you to focus on those things that are most important. Often times it’s easy to get so busy with what’s on your plate, that you don’t take time to evaluate what’s working, what’s not working, and what’s out of balance in your life.

One of the most challenging books I’ve read on prayer is by E.M. Bounds,

My friend and colleague, Bob Rasmussen, has posted this question on the Missions Fest Seattle website.

What is the essence of the Church?

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.