My Epitaph

I came across my epitaph recently. You know, those words that are inscribed on a tombstone. I wrote mine down a few years ago while reading Craig Groeschel’s book Chazown. Sometimes the best way to prepare for our future is Continue Reading

Birds and Babel

The mockingbird is an interesting character. I came to this conclusion one early morning while I was sitting outside reading my Bible serenaded by the sounds of nature. At least I thought it was the sounds of nature. It turned Continue Reading

Pray Before You Go

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

The God of Yes

This past January I set a goal of reading twenty-five books this year. Today I begin number 25, four months earlier than anticipated. Now twenty-five books doesn't seem like that big of a deal, especially since my wife has read three Continue Reading

What the C3 Conference Taught Me about Dreams

Ed Young’s book The Creative Leader radically changed my idea of what you can do in ministry to reach those outside the church. I don’t think it would be a stretch to say, that this book is the main reason I Continue Reading

Small Town Church Growth

The church where I serve on staff will turn 10 years old next year. In those 10 years we’ve experienced incredible growth in attendance, salvations, baptisms, and giving. But it wasn’t always that way. When the church was launched in Continue Reading
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