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...
Share what God is doing in your life

Share what God is doing in your life

I’m sure you would like to see your church reach those who don’t know Jesus in your community and beyond. Outreach has three parts: (1) Evangelism: telling others about Jesus Some people have the gift of evangelist (about 10% of most congregations). Most of us do not...
Why Every Church Leader Should Study Epidemiology

Why Every Church Leader Should Study Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study of epidemics. Jesus, the genius that started the Christian movement, focused entirely on an epidemic form of a movement. The Christian movement is intended to grow by multiplication, like a Jesus epidemic. You catch it like people catch the...
The Parable of the Corn Cob

The Parable of the Corn Cob

I reached into my briefcase and what I pulled out got Scott’s attention. It was a cob of corn. “Scott, this is a cob of corn. It’s a symbol of the way God operates on every level, every time. You plant one kernel of corn. And it grows into a stalk. On that stalk there...
Ten Ways To Multiply

Ten Ways To Multiply

How will you measure your effectiveness for God? Success is when you have achieved for yourself. Significance is when you have achieved for yourself and others. Greatness is when you have achieved for yourself and others, who achieve for others. The movement Jesus...