A Simple Strategy for Evangelism

A Simple Strategy for Evangelism

His name is James. He wasn't just uninterested in church, he was scared. We prayed for months and months, and God heard our prayers and saved him. Be a Friend Oh, I wish you could have ...
A Building Won't Save Your Church Plant

A Building Won’t Save Your Church Plant

I have fears about our church. I'm scared of my leadership incapabilities, but I suppose that is part of the plan on this crazy, church planting journey. I am scared of not being able to lead ...
When Depression Creeps In

When Depression Creeps In

I remember thinking, after struggling with severe panic attacks for over a year, that I would never be on stage again. I’ve always felt called to ministry, but I assumed this was God’s way of telling ...
4 Leadership Truths That Generate Progress

4 Leadership Truths That Generate Progress

I know many leaders with "bright ideas." I used to be one, and in some ways I still am. But over time, I've learned in the hardest of ways that real leadership is not theoretical. It ...
Dealing with Discouragement

Dealing with Discouragement

The sun doesn’t shine much in Portland, but on this day the clouds surrendered and the boggy playground near our Portland suburb exploded with color, warmth, and my daughter’s excitement. Bailey was 10 years old, and ...
Simple Truth: Why We're Okay with Repetition in Worship

Simple Truth: Why We’re Okay with Repetition in Worship

Last week, my four-year-old walked around the house for at least twenty minutes singing, “You are good, good, oh!” We sang “King of My Heart” that morning at church, and I think he could hear the ...
Two Myths That Keep Us off Mission

Two Myths That Keep Us off Mission

One of the greatest hurdles to productivity is busyness. This is true for tasks and checklists, and it’s also true for discipleship and living on mission. I have seen two main myths keep me and others ...
Becoming More Valuable to Your Church

Becoming More Valuable to Your Church

I’m a yes-man. My “daddy issues” generate in me the desire to be wanted, and my generalist skillset allows me to be helpful in a number of different areas. This mixture means I say yes to ...
Exercising Your Faith as a College Student

Exercising Your Faith as a College Student

It's been said that one out of every 5 Americans is a none. Not a “nun,” but a “none." The nones are a group of atheologists. A none is someone that has zero religious affiliation. Now, ...

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