Small Groups for the Rest of Us

One of my favorite reads of the year so far has been Small Groups for the Rest of Us: How to Design Your Small Groups System to Reach the Fringes by Chris Surratt. It is the best and most practical book I've Continue Reading

Accomplishing a Dream

This Sunday we celebrated our ten-year anniversary at Strong Tower Church. As amazing as the last ten years have been, I believe that the next ten are going to be even greater. In the fall of 2007, my pastor invited Continue Reading

What Season are You In?

Life has seasons. I was reminded of that a couple weeks ago when I met with my young adults LifeGroup. All of them are in a unique season of life where the opportunities are endless. I have to admit, I Continue Reading

Is Attending Church Hard Work?

I used to believe that some people didn’t attend church because they felt the church had little to offer them. I’m now starting to believe that people are attending church less because attending church is kind of like work, and Continue Reading

Transitioning a Traditional Church

One of the most trying times as a parent is trying to get your child to take antibiotics when they’re sick. You know this is going to help them get better, but that doesn’t change the fact that they hate Continue Reading

Your Next Hire

Most churches in North America have only one staff member—the pastor. Some of those pastors have quarter or part time staff to assist them, and many simply rely on committed volunteers to help do the ministry of the church. But Continue Reading
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