Church Planting

My Sentiments Exactly…

As I mentioned in the last post I'm on a most intimate and incredible journey.  In the past two years God has been cleaning my canvas.  What He has begun to paint is an incredible portrait of His Bride.  There is great beauty and freedom to be found in the church Christ builds.  This blog  has reflected many of my thoughts along the way as the fellowship I pastor has changed and continues to.  In [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

Going Deep Pt. 1

Last week I started a new teaching series at The Dwelling Place entitled "Going Deep."  It was prompted by something I posted a few days back where I said "Going Deep is our part, going Big is God's part."  As I was reflecting on Acts 2 I noticed something that jerked me back like a dog on a leash. We have a tendency as church pastors and church planter to give in to the pressure [...]

Diversity – embrace it, own it, enjoy it…

 "Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..."   Romans 12:6 I have spent the last 2 years on a personal spiritual journey that has brought me to re-examine everything in my life.  I have read countless books and searched the scriptures.  I have allowed God to search me, correct me, shape me and lead me. Much of what I hear from our post-modern spiritual and cultural experts, [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 26th, 2009|Church, Church Planting, Leadership, Mission, Worship|3 Comments

Going Missional…

I read an article this morning that made me think about the many trips I've taken with my family.  When we pack the car to go to Grandmom and Pop's house for Christmas with a family of five, packing becomes an art form if not an engineering miracle.  If you ask my wife, I am the worst at taking less. If you have flown lately you understand the value of less is more.  Less baggage [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:58+00:00 December 3rd, 2008|Church, Church Planting, Discipleship, Leadership, Mission, Questions|6 Comments

The Future of the Church?

What is the future of the Church in America?   How are we reaching the men of our culture?   Where are the good soldiers? There is a shifting going on in our churches and culture causing people to long and looking for something more. Some have a growing discontent and a division is happening between those who want to attend church and those who are looking to be the church. There is a battle to strip away [...]