The multisite model, one church in multiple locations, has become an established strategy for outreach and for growing churches.
God is not opposed to greatness. He is opposed to pride. Think about it.
What should we do to focus on mission? I’d suggest that churches share Christ and serve the hurting locally, plant churches nationally, and adopt an unreached people group globally. I think you should lead your church to be a missional, missions-minded, gospel-centered, Spirit-empowered church.
After laying groundwork for over 2 years, OpenChurch.com has now officially launched!
We’ll be adding free church graphics by an assortment of contributors in the weeks to come and hopefully more training materials, curriculum, and ebooks in the months to come.
So… What does Jesus expect of those who are His disciples? Jesus expects His disciples too…
1. Make our relationship with Jesus more important than the relationship we have with anyone else, even our own their families.
2. Give up the comforts of home, even be willing to be homeless for His sake.
3. We must be willing to set aside cultural norms when they contradict God’s norms.
4. A Disciple of Jesus cannot love money.
5. A true disciple cannot remain silent about Jesus, their rabbi.
6. A disciple of Jesus Christ must be willing to die for Him.
The interview process can feel daunting and overwhelming. There are many characteristics you want in your next hire, and deciding the best questions to ask in an interview is an art. Here are four skills that we recommend you focus on as you prepare to interview candidates.
1. Effective Communication
2. Personal Branding
In my four-and-a-half decades of pastoral ministry, I have had many, many occasions to wait on God. I still do today. Sometimes it drives me nuts! But honestly, I would have it no other way. It requires a sensitive eye to watch the movement of God in your life. All He may do is turn your attention in another direction. But that may be all you need. As you wait and watch, also listen to Him with a sensitive ear in the pages of Holy Scripture. Pore over a favorite passage in His Word. Quietly give attention to His presence, and He will give you direction when it’s time.
As I chronicle some pieces of our recent road trip to Texas to meet with Pastors around the southeastern part of the state, I’m sharing some of the tidbits of wisdom we picked up along the way. We had eleven meetings over three days and essentially tried to drink all the advice we could from the firehose aimed at us.