Renewing Your Church: His Greatness Through Your Willingness

Renewing Your Church: His Greatness Through Your Willingness

God is using the revitalization of the church to demonstrate his glory.


If the mission is to advance the gospel and grow the kingdom, we can’t afford for churches to die at the same rate that we plant new ones. The call of revitalization has to become a priority. God placed that call in my life four years ago.

The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

Let's move beyond the whispering, the silence, the shame, and the stigma.


Most of us know someone who is in counseling, on medication, or has even taken his or her own life as a result of a mental illness. There are many difficult issues for Christians to talk about, and mental health would certainly be near the top of that list.

A Bright Future Rooted in a Distant Past

A Bright Future Rooted in a Distant Past

As we look forward, our present activity must be rooted in God’s kingdom work throughout redemptive history.


The glum cacophony of voices bemoaning the state of the church in North America presents a bleak deconstructionist’s portrait of the future. It does not look good. With the diagnosis come heaps of questions clamoring for immediate answers:

Missionary Identity

Missionary Identity

The reality is, Christians are interlopers. We are strangers and foreigners.


As Christians, I believe we should always be more driven by our missionary identity than we are by our national identity, our political identity, our environmental identity, our social identity, or even our church identity.

Singles: A Vital Part of Our Churches, Part 2

Singles: A Vital Part of Our Churches, Part 2

It’s time to stop looking upon single people with suspicion and instead thank God for them.


Singles: A Vital Part of Our Churches, Part 1

Singles: A Vital Part of Our Churches, Part 1

Singles make up half of our churches, so we best learn to treat all people—married or single—equally.


One-on-One with Peter Greer and Chris Horst on ‘Rooting for Rivals’

One-on-One with Peter Greer and Chris Horst on ‘Rooting for Rivals’

As churches and nonprofits, we can accomplish far more together than we ever could alone.


Ed: What inspired you to write Rooting for Rivals?

Transitioning from Bi-Vocational to Vocational Ministry: 3 Questions

Transitioning from Bi-Vocational to Vocational Ministry: 3 Questions

Three questions that can help guide you and your churches if you are considering this transition.


Most churches in America are ‘small churches,’ having less than 100 people. Most of these churches have a bi-vocational pastor; one who does not receive full-time financial support from the church they serve. Having an outside job may be part of a plan.

Introducing Missio Mondays

Introducing Missio Mondays

“Come to me,” Jesus says, “and I will make you fishers of men.”


Life moves. One day spills into the next in a dizzying array of unfinished tasks. From the seemingly mundane to the excruciatingly complex, life is filled with responsibilities that we should, or must, do. Somewhere in the midst of this chaos it’s likely that the demands of Jesus upon kingdom citizens get lost—discarded among the various rivals that vie for our affection and attention.

One-on-One with R. York Moore on ‘Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It’

One-on-One with R. York Moore on ‘Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It’

Jesus does not merely change our world––He changes the world.


Ed: What is ‘the story of everything?’

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