• Big Gulp to Baptism

    Big Gulp to Baptism

    How Keith Best invited Chase Baker to step out from behind the counter at 7-11 and become an active disciple of Jesus Christ.Read More »
  • Discipleship Always has a Name

    Discipleship Always has a Name

    Discipleship is not an abstract concept nor is it a program of the church. Discipleship is a particular kind of relationship with a unique spiritual purpose. Discipleship is the source out of which the Church emerges. Discipleship always has a name. The first name of Discipleship is always Jesus. Jesus is God offering to each […]Read More »
  • Accelerate Your Productivity with Single Tasking

    Accelerate Your Productivity with Single Tasking

    From Becky Kane at the Todoist Blog: The science is in and the results are undeniably bleak: Multi-tasking is to your work what smoking is to your health.  Trying to do more than one thing at the same time is killing your productivity. Here are just a few of the unsettling statistics: Trying to focus […]Read More »
  • Just Waiting for Your Invitation

    Just Waiting for Your Invitation

    According to Lifeway Research, lots of people are just waiting for an invitation to church this Christmas. Who could you invite?Read More »
  • Making Disciples – Rather than Thinking about Disciple Making

    Making Disciples – Rather than Thinking about Disciple Making

    Slowing down long enough to listen is the most important step you can take if you really want to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Today, you very likely exchanged money or swiped a credit card in the presence of another human being. You may have placed an order with a cashier or wait staff. You might have […]Read More »
  • This is Discipling

    This is Discipling

    Here is a great little video teaser about focusing on the main thing – making disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. Look at your last week. Which “church” activities made disciples? Thanks to Pastors Kelly and Niki Tshibaka of the Foursquare Church for this video!Read More »
  • Reaching New People

    Reaching New People

    About 20% of churches in the USA are growing and thriving. I’m so delighted to be a part of this initiative to help more churches move into that 20%. Jim Griffith and Paul Nickerson developed the Reaching New People process to help existing churches practice what new churches do. I’ve journeyed now with dozens of […]Read More »
  • Build a Culture of Welcome

    Build a Culture of Welcome

    In 2015 when a new guest shows up at your church unannounced, you have experienced a miracle.Very few people are out there church shopping these days. Fruitful churches keep the miracle alive by creating a culture of hospitality. As one element of that culture, they use something like the Five-Ten-Link process. Here is my colleague Jim Ozier […]Read More »
  • 5 Lessons To Learn from Millennials

    5 Lessons To Learn from Millennials

    Denise Broady shares Five Lessons from Millennials on Linked in. It is well worth a read. Here is number five: Stay True to Your Passion What I see most in this generation is their ability to love what they do. They always manage to integrate their passion into their everyday life. I love talking to […]Read More »