Ministry ideas to consider

Just to get your idea juices flowing here are number of existing ministries that believers can readily take part in. The structures are already there in most communities—they just need volunteers. There are as many opportunities for compassion as there are human...
The debate: both/and or either/or

The debate: both/and or either/or

“The debate gets tiring, especially for those of us who live in the trenches of ministry. On one side are those feverently committed to the task of world evangelism and wanting to see heaven populated with redeemed individuals. On the other side are those whose hearts...

We all have something to contribute

We all have something to contribute to the Kingdom of God… no matter what our income, our age, our situation in life, our past failures, our limitations. God designed it this way. He gave each of us spiritual gifts to be used for the benefit of others and for...
Book review: Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

Book review: Barefoot Church by Brandon Hatmaker

I’ll tip my hand right from the beginning. Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture is one of the best books I’ve read all year. It’s filled with great, inspiring stories that come from real life, hands-on ministry experience. If you’ve ever wondered...

Top 5 missonal books

If you only have five books to read on missional ministry, these are my top picks. Taken together they provide a good overview of the theoretical, the practical, and the stories. If you want a broader scope of missional ministry, as well as multiple voices, read the...
What I want to be when I grow up

What I want to be when I grow up

I spoke at a conference earlier this week where Robert Coleman was also speaking. You may remember him as the author of the classic book The Master Plan of Evangelism.  He’s 82 years old and still engaged in ministry.  Here’s someone who has consistently walked with...