Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor.
by Peyton Jones: This week Peyton Jones and Pete Mitchell sit down to talk about another very serious topic…Depression, Suicide, and the Pastor. To get straight to listening click here and to download in iTunes click here. We know this can be an extremely sensitive topic but we feel that it’s one that needs […]
The Scandal of Church Planting
by Peyton Jones: Stop and think about the implications of this. Everyday believers who had their gifts awoken, and were living in microchurches found it no challenge at all to organically plant a church when all you changed was their address. When you moved them geographically, they became little seeds […]
The Church’s Launch Day
by Peyton Jones: In Acts 1:8 Jesus promised his followers that they would become his witnesses, but how does this happen? Looking closely at Acts chapter two again, it should not surprise us that the gifts of everyday believers were at the heart of what the Spirit was doing in Jerusalem. […]
Shifting From Gospel Presentation to Gospel Presence
by Jason C. Dukes: How do you think of “the Gospel”? How would you summarize it if you had to? Do you think of it as “Good News”? Is it the most important message to you? While Jesus certainly intended us to present a “Good News” message to a world full […]
Inventing the Longer Lasting Church Plant
by Peyton Jones: The race to create a longer lasting light bulb didn’t happen overnight. Thomas Edison poured in thousands of hours through trial and error to deliver a household item to the world that most of us take for granted. Relentless and determined, his constant mantra to his tireless […]
The Importance of Relationship
by Jason C. Dukes: The following content is an excerpt from the eBook Inviting Along. Download your free digital version in your favorite format here. Can we learn Jesus by ourselves? Can we learn Him apart from relationships that embody His teachings as well as His grace? Can we learn Jesus […]
Why Your Church Sucks at Reaching People
by Peyton Jones: Know why your church sucks at reaching people?“It” was never meant to. You were. Churches are never going to be effective at reaching people. Churches don’t reach people. People do. Churches don’t make disciples. People do. Don’t count on your Pastor to reach people either. They strategize and […]
Disciples Who Make Disciples
by Tom Planck: The narrative that is unfolding in the Church today is not a good read. There are 355,000 plus churches in the United States and better than 80% of them are either in plateau or decline1. These churches are not only declining numerically, but they are also seeing […]
What’s the Difference Between Small Group and Bible Study?
by Jim Putman: Whether you a newcomer to the Church Community or you’ve been around it your entire life, you are sure to have run across some of the following terms: Sunday School, Small Group, Cell Group, Bible Study, Life Group, etc: These are all terms that have fought for position […]
How Do You Make Disciples?
by Craig Etheredge: I love asking pastors that question. Not long ago, I sat around a conference table with several pastors, professors, and denominational leaders. We were all there to talk about discipleship. When the question was asked about how disciples are made, the thoughts were pretty vague and varied. Most […]