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 […]
Are You Discouraged? – From One Pastor to Another
Later this year, I will celebrate one year on full time staff with Healthy Growing Churches. As you might expect, my interactions with local church pastors has increased dramatically during the last several months. It has been pure joy to partner, train, coach, and encourage leaders who are on the frontline of […]
New Generation, Same Problem: Why Young People are Still Leaving the Church
I continue to read articles like this one, listen to podcasts, read the research and participate in Webinars that address why Millennials are leaving the church. I don’t doubt the wisdom, research or the observations of those who have studied this tragic trend, but some of the uniquenesses ascribed to […]
Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer?
Are you more concerned about your style of worship service than the kind of disciple you are producing? Which gets more of your time, money or resources? From his jail cell in Birmingham Alabama on April 16, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. penned a letter that should still the soul […]