Balancing Money & Mission

Buildings come with limitations—then again, they bring options we often overlook. Time and its implications for your church campus is a more significant issue than you may realize. Retail stores understand time better than we do, while online support services sometimes don’t. What am I getting at? Well, we all think in three dimensions when …

Time: The Fourth Dimension of Space Read More »

We’re seeing a land transfer within the “big-C” church. I saw it in Holland. My friend, an attorney-turned-pastor, was excited that a tiny church began meeting in the local cathedral-turned museum, though it was one percent his congregation’s size. I mused over it for many years in Hawaii. We had people. The older congregations lacked …

Churches and Spaces Read More »

“If we knew then what we know now, what would we do differently?” Don Stewart left a large aerospace firm to join our staff. A friend and mentor, he taught me much about leadership. The question was his most significant contribution to my leadership ability. Whatever the answer to that question became what we should …

If We Knew Then What We Know Now… Read More »

Myron Pierce struggled to become the biggest drug dealer in North Omaha, Nebraska. Both his parents were deep into drugs, but his grandmother was a strong spiritual influence. An influence he would need upon finding himself in prison for a very long time. In prison, he surrendered his life to the Lord. That day he …

Prevailing Through a Pandendemic: An interview with Myron Pierce Read More »

This feels like we’re experiencing a biblical plague.  Well, maybe it’s not a plague, but it is a difficult time for church members and leaders alike. I awoke this morning to emails from a restaurant that I frequent and a mall I’ve visited. Both assured me that they are stepping up efforts to sanitize bathrooms, …

Pastoring Through a Pandemic Read More »

Jervie was just 47 days into this church plant when I interviewed him at an Exponential event. However, he had been able to do some serious groundwork due to his retirment after a career in the United States Army. What makes Jervie so special is his deep engagement with the community. Some of this is …

Church Planter, Jervie Windom Read More »

Ever have a time when you felt God had let you down, completely? I have. Shortly after planting the first church we had gone through all the money our previous church had given us as a departing gift along with the money we had saved for a down payment on a house. We emptied the …

Supply and Innovation Read More »