The Five R’s of Gospel-Centered Church Revitalization, Part 1

The Five R’s of Gospel-Centered Church Revitalization, Part 1

We must never take our eyes off the need for church revitalization.


What does it mean to revitalize a church in a way that that is gospel centered? Let me share the five R’s of revitalization: reframing grace, realigning mission, recasting vision, remembering the journey, and renewing all things. Today, we will look at the first two.

First, reframe on grace

Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government

Undocumented immigrants need to still be treated in line with the values of our country.


Time for Some Fun: Saturday Church Sign Humor

Time for Some Fun: Saturday Church Sign Humor

Who says Christians aren't funny? Check out some of these signs.


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A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

A New Equation for Collaboration in Mission

The Great Commission plus the Great Commandment added to a Great Commitment, multiplied by Great Collaborations results in Great Communities


Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism

Moving Our Congregations to More Effective Evangelism

Being a disciple of Christ means doing the work of evangelism.


Too often, people view the connection between discipleship and evangelism in one of two ways: either they inseparably lump them into one category, or one gets relegated to the wastelands of our faith life. If we are honest, usually evangelism gets the short end of the stick. The truth is, discipleship must include evangelism. Being a disciple of Christ means doing the work of evangelism.

Leading in a Diverse World

Leading in a Diverse World

Leaders have a unique role to play in creating the environments where diversity can be a benefit rather than a cause for division.


Every day, the world gets a little more connected.

In 2010, about 1.9 billion people were using the internet; just 6 years later that number grew by 60% to 3.2 billion (itu.int).

Large or Small? What Is the Ideal Church Size, Anyways?

Large or Small? What Is the Ideal Church Size, Anyways?

Whether large or small, congregations of different sizes offer both challenges and blessings to all involved.


Religious Liberty Takes the Cake: Supreme Court Speaks up for Religious Liberty, But Where Were Many Fellow Christians?

Religious Liberty Takes the Cake: Supreme Court Speaks up for Religious Liberty, But Where Were Many Fellow Christians?

Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips, doing the right thing. But there is more work to do.


Today, in a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips and the Masterpiece Cake Shop. It’s not the ruling that many wanted, but it does rule that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was inapporpriately hostile toward Phillip’s religious liberty claim.

Time for Some Saturday Church Sign Humor

Time for Some Saturday Church Sign Humor

Who says Christians aren't funny? Check out some of these signs.


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Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America: Overcoming Misconceptions, and Answering the Call (Part 3)

Reaching and Revitalizing Rural America: Overcoming Misconceptions, and Answering the Call (Part 3)

Christians belong in the space of need and desperation because we carry a message of hope that is vitally needed in those contexts.


Multiple voices have articulated a burden for this area, and they are no longer distant and inaudible. Many of these leaders grew up in rural areas and have answered God’s call to return and minister there.

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