Do You Have to go to Church?

The simple answer is No. You don't have to go to church. But you do have to be part of the body of Christ. And the very best way to be part of the body is to create intentional and purposeful opportunities to build relationships with others in the … [Continue reading]

Is the Bible a Start or an End?

I read this quote somewhere, but I can't find the link. However, it's so good that I wanted to share it with you. The Bible in Jesus world was a scroll that you saw someone reading in the center of the room, in the midst of community. And then … [Continue reading]

Age Effectiveness in the Local Church

I've been thinking about the effectiveness that age brings to the local church. It seems to me, that as leaders in the church, we fall into three separate age groups of effectiveness. Ages 20 to 35 From age 20 to 35 - you're learning and … [Continue reading]

Did God Abandon Jesus?

Sometimes I read scripture and and struggle with understanding it fully. A great example can be found in Matthew 27:46 where he calls out in a loud voice, “My God, My God, why have forsaken/abandoned me?” Here’s the question that I have – is Jesus … [Continue reading]

The Entrepreneurial Pastor

Entrepreneurship and the Christian faith go hand in hand. You cannot separate the two because for over 2,000 years, God has used entrepreneurial pastors to reach the lost, to equip the saints, and to forge new kingdom ground.  Need some examples? … [Continue reading]

Understanding Toxic People

Toxic people/customers are always going to have a particular kind of response. They've self-aggrandized their position in life and have lost the core competencies of what it means to be a human being. As such, you can either seek to reform/reeducate … [Continue reading]