To transform a city

To transform a city

To Transform A City is the highly acclaimed book by Eric Swanson and Sam Williams that begins with the premise that as of a few years ago, more people across the world live in urban areas than in rural areas. That significant demographic shift requires the church to...
The spiritual heritage of place

The spiritual heritage of place

God has a dream for the place where you live and minister. You are joining a story already in progress– the story of what God is already doing in your city or town. Study the spiritual heritage of where you are living. I live in Los Angeles– the city of...
Where are people gathering?

Where are people gathering?

Church planters talk all the time about the trouble we have gathering people. Yet when we look at it from another perspective, people gather all the time. I heard Jay Pathak speak recently and he asked the question, “Where are people gathering and why?” They gather in...
Bethel moments

Bethel moments

Sometimes there are moments in our lives where we have an encounter with God that changes everything for us. Jacob had one of these when God talked with him, gave him a new name, and renewed the covenant with him. He marked the spot where it happened at Bethel (which...
Discipleship changes everything

Discipleship changes everything

Lately I’ve been thinking through how Jesus made disciples, based on my observations of scripture. I’ll post one insight per day here. You can find all of them by searching “How Jesus made disciples” on my blog.  Jesus assumed discipleship to be holistic in nature,...
Accept setbacks

Accept setbacks

Lately I’ve been thinking through how Jesus made disciples, based on my observations of scripture. I’ll post one insight per day here. You can find all of them by searching “How Jesus made disciples” on my blog.  Jesus recognized and accepted that discipleship was a...