The vision and the need

The vision and the need

When we really take the time to sit down and think about it, we can see an amazing vision of what making and multiplying disciples could look like: Churches turning outward and serving the communities around them. Christians building authentic relationships with those...
The Final Step of Redevelopment

The Final Step of Redevelopment

By guest blogger Randy Lovejoy, part 1 of 2. “He must increase and I must decrease.” —  John 3:30  NASB It is Sunday morning. I am at home. No pressure. No adrenaline. I have stepped down. Sunday mornings are usually a time of action. I would get up...
Assum-a-side

Assum-a-side

An interesting concept from Jeff Norris: “assum-a-side” — death by assumptions. Assuming we know what’s going on rather than asking leads to a slow death (or sometimes instant martyrdom). Sometimes we think we know what people are thinking,...
What to do during that leaders meeting? VHS

What to do during that leaders meeting? VHS

If you want to cultivate a thriving church, you must make the care and feeding of your small groups and their ministry leaders a very high priority. The leadership community meeting is a regularly scheduled meeting for this purpose. I often refer to the three...