ReThink Church: Pt 4 – What is our mission?

This has been an incredible journey for me to this point.  We have finished our last week in this series at The Dwelling Place, but have only begun to scratch the surface of how this all applies to us practically as the church.  Our goal was to lay a firm foundation for our ecclesiology.  I believe the first layer has been laid well.  It's now up to all of us to act as wise builders [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:56+00:00 March 18th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, TLM Blog|1 Comment

ReThink Church: Pt 3 – What is Community?

In this 3rd week of rethinking church we are looking at The church as a community.  The word community itself tells us something about the church.  It is a common unity. "And all that believed were together, and had all things common..."     Acts 2:44 Throughout the scriptures we find the community of God's people who together share their faith and lives in common.  The description God most often gives to this community of believer and [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 March 13th, 2009|Church, Discipleship, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|7 Comments

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


"Outdo one another in showing honor."               Romans 12:10 ESV In I Corinthians 12:22-27 it tells us that God places the members of the body where He desires and bestows greater honor on those who lack it so that there is no division in the body and that we can have the same care for one another.  If one member is honored we all get to rejoice together as well as if one suffers, we all [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:57+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Family, Leadership, Love, Mission, Relationships, TLM Blog|5 Comments

Going Deep…

If you remember learning about icebergs in Elementary or Middle School you know that what you see sticking out of the water is only a small fraction of the whole thing. Over the last 2 years I have walked through a major change in ministry.  God began some things in the church I serve that have caused me to take a fresh and new look at my faith, my theology, my walk, and my views [...]