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

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

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

Ministry, Missional Living

The Roaring Lion – Depression & Suicide in the Christian Family

Have you ever watched a roaring lion?  …the immense thunder of the roar… the reverberation of sound that seeps to marrow of your bones… the flash of teeth made for tearing flesh...  The Bible warns us in 1 Peter 5:7-9:  Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring… Continue reading The Roaring Lion – Depression & Suicide in the Christian Family