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

Church, Ministry, Missional Living, Sinlgeness

How to Value Singles in the Church

Our church culture is one which often inadvertently marginalizes singles.  Let’s begin to intentionally and strategically create communities that honor the image of God in single adults – not as an afterthought, but as a purposeful focus.  If half of our population is single (never married, separated, divorced, or widowed), then we need to realize… Continue reading How to Value Singles in the Church

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, Ministry, Missional Living

Best Practices for a Partner Church in a Church Plant

I was recently asked for a list of "Best Practices" for a Partner or Sending Church.  As I researched, I did find some helpful articles, books, and info.  See list and links below.  In addition, I reached out to all my favorite church planting folks. I got this top 10 list from Robby Partain and tweaked… Continue reading Best Practices for a Partner Church in a Church Plant