America is in very bad shape right now. We are deeply divided along many lines and some of our most fundamental freedoms are under attack. We have massive national debt, we are enslaved to an ever-growing list of carnal passions, and we are increasingly self-centered,
Back in July it was announced I have filed the paperwork to one day begin Second Chance Church.
Since that time there have been those in the online world who have been quite consistent in communicating to me I am "unqualified."
I've intentionally not responded to that
Day 5 of a video series produced by Next Step Ministries with Francis. For the study guide and more information about Next Step Ministries please visit: http://www.nextstepministries.com/films/
Many churches have become too busy for their own good.
They have so many activities, programs, events, and services that they are wearing out their congregations.
Here is the irony. Most of the activities in these churches were started with a noble cause to make a difference
Some of the best advice I received when we first started planting Grace Hills came from Todd West, who planted Oasis Church in North Little Rock. Todd said, “Don’t give people positions. Give them a project. Then, give them another project. If they’re faithful with enough
Trust: the belief that someone is reliable, good, honest or effective(Merriam-Webster). Healthy ministry teams make trust building a priority. Patrick Lencioni, one of today’s best writers on leadership, believes that absence of trust is the biggest problem among dysfunctional teams (see his book, The Five
by Tim Bisagno
“Please, someone, come kill this God-bashing giant!”
Saul pleaded. God spoke. David showed up. I believe David was surprised, even shocked, that no one else was standing under the “Giant Killers Wanted” sign.
David killed that giant, but that wasn’t his greatest accomplishment. First, David
It’s everywhere you turn, yet so easily keeps itself hidden.
It’s pervasive in advertising and steers the course of political debates. It lives in all our hearts, but seems so petty that we’re unwilling to admit its presence.
But in God’s economy, envy in sinful and dangerous.
The key to success is to honestly appraise our own strengths and weaknesses and then pursue goals that line up with our strengths and that bypass our weaknesses.
I’ll be honest: this is one of the hardest topics for me to address.
There are times when a church has entered what I call the Life Support season of the church life cycle. In other words, they’re near death. The doors of the church are