Up willow creek without a paddle

Up willow creek without a paddle

Remember when Willow Creek was all the rage? Everyone else began looking to the seeker service as the silver bullet. Yet what they didn’t see was all the foundational work of intentional relationship building before seekers were brought to the service. There was a lot...
When the golden rule does not apply

When the golden rule does not apply

I was coaching someone recently about getting along with a coworker and she said, “What I would like if I were in their shoes would be direct communication– just bottom-lining it.” But in fact, that is not what the other person would prefer. His style and...

Principle #3: Dwelling among the people

Jesus didn’t teach from afar.  He personally and relationally among the people he ministered to. Some he knew well: He cried with them, laughed with them, ate with them, traveled with them. Sometimes we forget that there were others beyond the twelve disciples who...