Leadership

Helping churches grow as they continue to multiply.

What would our world look like if the body of Christ was truly activated and engaged in joining God’s work in the way He designed and for His purposes? Ephesians 1 tells us the mission of the Church is to carry the fullness of Jesus into every crack and cranny of society. Ephesians 2:10 says …

Activating An Army by Todd Wilson Read More »

Just read an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent McKinsey report, the more ethnic and racial diversity in a team the better they produce, financially. The numbers came in suggesting a 35 percent better return. Gender diversity suggested that companies were liable to be 15 percent better off financially. Building …

Diversity, Innovation and Mission Read More »

A few years ago, I bought a R*lex watch. I was at a tourist spot overlooking the confluence of the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It was a “bargain” at just $10. The guy had both wrists covered in fake Rolexes. My watch had gone to wristwatch heaven the day before so I was …

A Tale Of Three Wristwatches Read More »

Letting ‘Movement’ Happen Isn’t Always Easy The idea of a local church fomenting a movement is unthinkable to some people. To certain denominational stalwarts it smacks of rebellion. To some pastors, even launching another church appears a loss. Yet from the first, the gospel gave us a movement of church planting movements. Our prejudices, notwithstanding …

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I learned much about making disciples by watching an older man remain relevant to people much younger than himself. Nathaniel Van Cleave became my pastor at the height of my rebellious teen years. During his first sermon, he watched my friends and pried the gunpowder from a box of bullets and two shotgun shells while …

Discipling A Feedback Loop Read More »

  Let’s consider making churches more easily reproducible. There are three costs involved in church planting. Each of which can be overcome by starting “simple churches” or “house churches” as some call them. The Education Factor The first cost is the expense associated with a seminary or even a Bible college education. Tuition costs are …

Making It Easier To Plant A Church Read More »

  I just came away from a wonderful two-hour reunion with some old friends. We hadn’t seen each other for about three years. The wife is approaching the highest level of Alzheimer’s. The husband is 85-years-old and showing few signs of slowing down. Their family is full of love for the Lord and for each …

Beware: Church Planting Pitfalls Read More »