Lepers, Adulterers, Tax Collectors

Lepers, Adulterers, Tax Collectors

In the Gospels, Jesus is notorious for hanging out with those who would make most church people uncomfortable. The religious leaders were shocked by Jesus’ behavior. For some, Jesus’ willingness to hang out with the riffraff disqualified Him as a religious leader....
Turning Your Church Inside Out

Turning Your Church Inside Out

  What Are You Missing? It was an unusually warm, sunny, winter day in northern Indiana. For some time we wanted to visit Springdale Church in a neighboring city. When we learned they offered a Saturday service at 5 p.m., it was an easy decision. We discovered worship...
The Big Hurdle

The Big Hurdle

The greatest hurdle you and your church face is to develop effective strategies to reach the unbelievers in your community. This is the largest population group in the country. If you and your church don’t become effective at reaching those who are non-Christians...
The Spiritual Cycle

The Spiritual Cycle

As a second call to urgency, this becomes a timing issue. Throughout history, the followers of God have traveled spiritual cycles. The cycle begins with the people of God who are “right with God.” In the Old Testament, there was a parallel comment, “…and all is right...