Sparking Intentional Discomfort

If you’re seeking to create lasting change in your church or leadership team, there’s no way to avoid discomfort, the discomfort that works both ways. Want to see people actually change and begin to heal from unresolved issues from their home of origin...

Who Turned Out The Lights In That Church?

The first Sunday I drove past the little church on the corner over twenty years ago it was a thriving little fellowship of believers. The parking lot was full and people were hanging around after church talking, smiling, even laughing with one another. Year by year,...

Grace Takes The Long View

It’s why Jesus poured His life into eleven men no one would have chosen to become world-changers. Before they were apostles they were ordinary, unimpressive men. Some were devoted followers of a weirdo in the wilderness named John, and the only one who had any...

In Search of Sustained Church Success

Of course every church leader wants to reach the maximum number of people with the gospel of Jesus. To see people heal from what bothers us most, to maximize eternal benefits from every dollar invested in ministry, to have a huge impact. And so we rush to the latest...

Don’t Get Stuck With Mesmerizing

Observation can tell you plenty! If you were a total stranger to evangelical Christianity our behavior on a typical Sunday morning would tell you that people show up primarily to watch something happen on stage. We stand up a few times (maybe), sit back down (or...