Let's Dream with Dr. King
January 20, 2020
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our country pauses to reflect on the legacy of this courageous ambassador for love and justice. As I try to do each year on this holiday, I have spent the morning listening to some of his sermons. I am always encouraged by his...
Ministry of Presence
January 10, 2020
There's an older man who attends the same gym I workout at. My guess is that he's in his mid-to-late seventies. He is a retired pastor, and, just like, me he engages the gym through daily routine as a mission field. The only difference is he's been doing is for...
December 13, 2019
I am currently preparing to take a mission trip with a small team to the Middle East. I did a zoom conference call with the missionaries who are on the ground there just to see some of the things they are doing to engage the people in their city. He...
Practicing hospitality for holiday mission
November 29, 2019
Christmas time is one of the most strategic opportunities for Christians to make disciples. People are more open to connect and gather around Christmas time, and there are unlimited ways to turn simple conversations about decor, or holiday songs, or traditions towards Jesus. A simple, natural way to see all...
Art of Discipleship Recap
November 15, 2019
Last weekend we held our 7th Art of Discipleship Training. Nearly 60 people were equipped with vision and tools to make disciples who make disciples. Each of these people were commissioned with the challenge of starting their own d-groups by January 15th. We are praying that God would move powerfully,...
An "ah-ha" moment in Disciple-Making
November 1, 2019
It's embarrassing to admit, but I can sometimes get lost in the abundance of resources we have available to disciple others. We have so many great options like Bible study workbooks, discipleship formulas, printed materials that explore topics of the Bible and how it pertains to life; there are so...
A Few Principles for Daily Mission
October 18, 2019
Effective disciple making requires two things. It requires us to share life with a few people that we are equipping to follow Jesus and do ministry, which we call discipleship. But it also requires us to constantly be "fishers of men" through daily mission and evangelism in our every day...
October 7, 2019
Everyone is talking about the astounding display of forgiveness shown in a video of Brandt Jean hugging his brother's murderer. Botham Jean (26) was in his apartment watching tv, and eating ice cream when ex Dallas police officer Amber Guyger entered his apartment, accidentally thinking it was hers. Her reaction...
Discipleship Is Investing In The Permanent
September 20, 2019
I have had one of those weeks where so many instances have stirred up in me a sense of nostalgia. On Sunday, our community group had it's end of summer social. It was a bake off with desserts of every kind to be sampled and enjoyed while sharing time with...