• From Delivering Content to Cultivating Relationships

    From Delivering Content to Cultivating Relationships

    Modern church culture was created during the age of literacy and mass printing. That 500 year culture highly valued expert knowledge that was authorized by institutional credentials. The Authorized Version of the Bible (AKA – King James Version), a degree from seminary along with professional credentials – ordination by a state church or national denomination […]Read More »
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Digital Age

    Spiritual Disciplines for the Digital Age

    Tabless Thursdays The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5 NIV) […]Read More »
  • Maundy Thursday at the Community Center

    Maundy Thursday at the Community Center

    What better way to celebrate Maundy Thursday than to thank and honor those who serve their community. Pastor Nicole Jones and the Unietd Methodist congregation at Peachland, NC moved Mandy Thursday to the town community center and hosted a dinner there in honor of all those who serve. When we think about the new commandment celebrated […]Read More »
  • 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 »