Why you should start reading

Looking back now, I’m sure I spent entirely too much time working on the farm and playing baseball during my boyhood, and not enough time with the books. –Billy Graham Reading is in decline in the United States. Despite the Continue Reading

Jesus and Gardening

Even though I grew up on a farm, I know very little about gardening. To be honest, most vegetables and I don’t get along. If broccoli and I made eye contact at the local Piggly Wiggly, it would be very Continue Reading

The Key is Connection

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led my church from 87 people in attendance to over 700. These steps have helped my church Continue Reading

Crowded Beds and Crowded Hearts

I feel like I’ve been hit by a car. Not a big car. A small car, perhaps a Volkswagen Beetle. Not going real fast, just fast enough to throw my body over the hood and onto the gritty pavement below. Continue Reading

4 Keys to Grow Plants and Churches

“Listen, a farmer went out to plant some seeds.” Matthew 13:3 A more modern illustration could be a pastor went out to plant a church or a leader went out to start a small group. And just like in the Continue Reading

Numbers that Count

Every Monday I post one of The Basics. The Basics are simple steps every church can take to grow. They are the same steps that led my church from 87 people in attendance to over 700. These steps have helped my church Continue Reading