Church, Church Planting, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

We Need More Lydias in Church Planting

Our current culture has manifested a heightened awareness of diversity and gender issues which gives the church an opportunity to demonstrate and model clear and sacred responses amid the clashing secular voices.  One area where the church’s beauty is displayed is in God’s design for men and women to be partnered in ministry to advance… Continue reading We Need More Lydias in Church Planting

Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

Expand Measurements of Success in Ministry

There is always a tension between the natural unfettered growth within ministry and demonstrating progress and success for accountability purposes as you strive for excellence.  The typical measurements of “success” have been centered around numbers - how many conversions, how many baptisms, how many churches planted, etc.  Though those are all very good aspects of growth,… Continue reading Expand Measurements of Success in Ministry

Church Planting, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

5 Questions Your Mission Team Needs to Ask

There are some significant questions to ask when you are leading or participating with a missions team - either here... or there....  Take time to be in sync with your mission partner on the ground and explore these 5 questions: Does my team have its own agenda?  Or are we following the lead and the… Continue reading 5 Questions Your Mission Team Needs to Ask

Church Planting, Culture, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

How One Texas Church Embraced an Ureached, Unengaged People Group

The Marati People of India, Embraced Unengaged by men, but not by God! (First Hand Account By L.D., edited by Ariadne Harrison*) Keller, TX – In November of 2011 God put it on my heart to lead our church to “embrace” a second unengaged unreached people group. The Holy Spirit stirred me to pray about… Continue reading How One Texas Church Embraced an Ureached, Unengaged People Group