I often say nothing good happens “on the run” and nothing that lasts is built quickly. Apparently Karl Vaters agrees. Check out Vaters’ blog The Glorious Inefficiency of a Healthy Small Church.
“Among the best ways for us to reach people with the gospel is personal evangelism and church planting. Even with all the changes in culture this remains our best option for reaching unbelievers.” – Ed Stetzer Stetzer’s More Church Planting – Not Less – Is Needed lists five things we are going to need to […]
“What’s the distinction between evangelism and an elevator pitch? If you look at how we actually do evangelism, can you see a real difference in practice?” Jackson Wu explores the difference in Evangelism or “Elevator Pitch”?
A video for this week`s Church Health Thursday! Coolio! Marc McAlister Director of Church Health
“An author friend of mine claims our modern church methodology can reach only 30 percent of people in the West. Further, he says we have already reached those 30 percent and that we need to explore other ways to reach the 70 percent who would not attend a church gathering. Re-read that last sentence and […]
“When the content of our songs and prayers are saturated with me-centered themes and thoughts, we are buying into the lie that worship is about us. To be sure, our faces are in the frame, but they are a spec of sand on the beach of a vast ocean of beauty and holiness. To focus […]
It’s popular today to say that we want to reach the “nones” and the “dones.” In, 3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched, Ed Stetzer suggests how we can thoughtfully reach the “nones” and “dones.”
“I can see trends emerging and patterns developing. For that reason, I can say that the next new church staff position will be the pastor of community evangelism. For some it will be a full-time position. For others it will be part-time. And still others will have lay volunteers handling this responsibility.” – from Thom […]
“No matter where or how you serve God in ministry, he wants you to be an agent of mercy in the world. And the world is starved for mercy. Jesus said in Matthew 5, verse 7, “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” In other words, what you give out, you’re going to […]
I have the privilege of working with all kinds of churches. There are lots of differences that exist from church to church. But as unique as churches are, there are also a number of similarities that exist and surface from time to time. Some of the stuff that keeps coming up gets me thinking about […]
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