What To Do About Hez

I’ve been thinking about my part in helping my church continue to move towards robust health.  Not me as National Leadership Team member or director of whatever, but me as a member of my local church.  The same role that most of you find yourselves in. We all have a part to play in church […]

We the Church

There is a component to church health that we don’t talk about enough.  When we talk about church health we think systems, discipleship/ outreach, vision/ mission, revitalization strategies and so on.  This is all good but something seems to be missing. Or maybe it’s just assumed, but if we assume it and don’t say it, […]

Nothing Beats a Good Story

Recently I had the opportunity to be part of a baptism service.  I love these types of services. They are probably my favorite. One of the best parts is hearing the stories of what God has done in people’s lives.  The ones I heard that day were moving, inspiring and very real. It was great, […]

Les Rudiments “Ennuyeux” de la Revitalisation de l’Église

J’ai étudié toutes les ressources disponibles concernant la revitalisation de l’église. Il s’agit notamment de livres, d’articles, de sites Internet et même d’une conférence/formation organisée par nos amis de l’EML-USA.  Il y a beaucoup de bonnes choses utiles sur la revitalisation de l’église, mais il y a des parties que je ne sais pas quoi […]

A Healthy Word for the Year

So far this year there have been a couple of internet phenomena that I have noticed.  One was the “how much did you age” thing on Facebook, which didn’t really inspire me to write.  So I won’t be subjecting you to pictures or reflections of what time has done to me. The other one did […]

Marc’s Annual Advent Blog

Advent is almost upon us.  And it seems like every year I end up writing the same type of article.  So I have been racking my brain trying to figure out something different to write.  Then I got inspired by a couple of my friends on Facebook and wound up back where I always do […]

The Flying V

Every now and then I will reference the 1992 sports movie The Mighty Ducks when talking about churches. Not because it is my favorite movie (or even a good movie) but because there is a lesson or two in there for those of us who are a part of a local church. Let me refresh our […]

Are our Small Groups Effective?

I recently participated in a men’s retreat, and I left with a nagging question. Let me explain. I do not mean this to be a criticism of the retreat. While I am normally not a retreat kind of guy, I can’t deny that God did work in the lives of some of the men there. We were […]