The seven commands of Jesus

The seven commands of Jesus

Below is a list of the seven commands of Jesus taught to the people of Honduras. They follow a Spanish acronym that isn’t present in the English translation. 1. Repent and believe 2. Be baptized 3. Love the people 4. Receive communion 5. Give 6. Pray 7. Teach Notice...
Pastors and elders: defining our terms

Pastors and elders: defining our terms

Gerardo, a mechanic-pastor I met in Honduras, made a comment in passing that I found interesting: “The reason you need elders in your church is that they focus internally. Pastors, of course, are focused externally.” The “of course” struck me. I asked him...

Form missional communities

When you have a few people who are committed to missional living and ministry, it’s time to form missional communities. You might call those missional communities small groups, life groups, service teams, or any number of terms, but they are essentially a group of...