The Value of Scriptural Authority

The Value of Scriptural Authority

If someone dropped you off in the middle of the woods, you would want to have a compass. That compass would be the key to helping you find your way to your destination. It would be a source of authority for you. It would be far more reliable than what you think or...
Disciple-Making Focus

Disciple-Making Focus

If the mission of the Church is to “make disciples of all nations,” then every church should be focused on disciple-making. No exceptions! It might seem strange, but most churches do not have the value of disciple-making as a focus. They may value “discipleship,” but...
Spiritually-Qualified Leadership

Spiritually-Qualified Leadership

Every church on the planet has leadership. They do not all have spiritually qualified leadership. There is a big difference. Some churches have politically qualified leaders rather than spiritually qualified leaders. Those churches are not being led the way God...
Organizing Your Ministry for Growth

Organizing Your Ministry for Growth

The principle is simple: healthy things grow. Just as a child or plant thrives in a healthy environment, an organization needs the right care and environment to grow. Unhealthy elements tend to wither away. In the context of a disciple-making church, the cornerstone...
Transitioning to a Disciple-Making Church

Transitioning to a Disciple-Making Church

I was recently asked, “What shifts are needed to become a disciple-making church?” I love that question and hate it at the same time. I hate that question because it tells me some churches are not making disciples, and that was never what Christ wanted. Jesus started...
What Seminary Doesn’t Teach Us

What Seminary Doesn’t Teach Us

I went to a great seminary for my theological education. I learned Greek, Hebrew, and systematic theology. I took classes in Christian education, Church history, and preaching. I truly have no regrets regarding my seminary education. However, my seminary did not teach...