God's highest calling for us was never for us to "go to church". God's highest calling for us isn't a destination...God's highest calling is an identity! God doesn't call us to GO TO church, He calls us TO BE the church. Psalm 92:12–15 “The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They … Continue reading Stop Going To Church
What comes to mind when you think about the Great Commission? Many followers of Jesus feel intimidated because it's the "great" commission. They think because it's "great" it must be meant for "great" Christians. That's simply not the case. The commission is “great” because it has to do with the gospel…not WHO it was given to. The Great Commission … Continue reading The Great Commission is our Everyday Mission
Beginning with the early church, Christians have often been viewed as a threat to the social order. Tim Keller shows how the reason for that threat has shifted in today's culture.
"It is through the old creation (the universe) that God reveals his glory to humans; it is through the new creation (the church) that he reveals his wisdom to angels." ~ John Stott Even though the angels were in the presence of God, they did not know about the mystery of the Church. This mystery, … Continue reading A great mystery
Back at the beginning of the year, Carey Nieuwhof published this info-graph highlighting some of the major trends he believes churches can't ignore in 2014. Now that we are at the half-way point of 2014, I want to revisit these trends to see where the church stands. Honestly, I couldn't agree more with Carey's observations. These … Continue reading 2014 Ministry Trends