Current Blog Posts
Fresh Expressions of the Church
On July 11th, 2017 the Barna Group published an article on their website that began with this paragraph: “It may come as no surprise that the influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Rates of church attendance, religious affiliation, belief in God, prayer and Bible-reading have all been […]
Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 2
In our previous post, we began a discussion about improving toxic culture. We defined two significant terms to help us understand where we may stand as leaders–transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Now, let’s dive into more detail as we unpack this vital issue in church culture. It Starts With You. […]
Culture: Counting the Cost – Part 2
There is a ton of buzz in churches these days regarding the need for some major cultural shifts. I believe the Holy Spirit is moving His bride in some dynamic ways at this moment in time. Some even say that we may see a 2nd Reformation in the Church over […]
The book of Acts captures the captivating story of the birth and growth of the First Century Church. There are a few times in this amazing story where Luke clearly describes the ethos of the community that was forming. A wonderful example of this is found in Acts 2:42-47: “42They […]
Hero-Maker Pastors in Guatemala
During the first week in November, I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala. I have made the journey to this beautiful country on many occasions, and each adventure has deepened my love for Guatemala and its joy-filled people. I first traveled to Guatemala in the summer of 2008. I […]
I am closing in on my first year as a full-time staff member with Healthy Growing Churches. In multiple ways, it has been an exciting eleven months. I have a collection of amazing stories to tell of the ways God is using HGC to impact the Church. The nature of […]
A Critical Moment for the Church: Why Do You Stand Here?
The Church in America is in a critical moment. The church multiplication conversation is gaining tremendous momentum through dozens of church planting networks and ongoing conversations like the one the Exponential Conference is encouraging. There is a growing hope these movements will continue to empower the Church forward to greater […]
Space: It’s Not The Final Frontier
“Space. The final frontier…” Sorry, my nerd is showing. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved space. My dreams of becoming an astronaut were dashed when I got glasses in the third grade and then buried even deeper when I discovered rock and roll as a teenager. I […]
Moving Toward Micro
Regardless of a church’s current size, I firmly believe revolutionary change will happen in the Church when courageous leaders are willing to embrace a new scorecard and intentionally focus on making and mobilizing biblical disciples. When this happens, we’ll see churches not only making disciples, but also reproducing and multiplying.
Tools For Pastors
The past year, it has been incredible to watch God open some new doors to other ministries, networks, and church leaders. One of my favorite new connections is with the tremendous team that leads the Exponential Conferences. It has been really cool to see the network of connections that has webbed off Greg’s relationships with Todd Wilson, the president of Exponential. Not only has it opened the door to several new relationships, but it has also introduced us to some fantastic resources on the Multiplication front.