The Metrics of Mission: How to Count What Counts

The Metrics of Mission: How to Count What Counts

Five examples of kingdom behaviors that should be quantified.


Numbers can be deceptive. Everyone knows that.

Bigger doesn’t equal better. Often, it is much worse.

Strength is no indicator of spiritual significance. In fact, weakness is the biblical meta-narrative.

More is not always the means to mission. Often, it becomes the very appeal to maintaining mediocrity.

One-on-One with CJ Davison on Sharing the Gospel in America and Intentional Relationships

One-on-One with CJ Davison on Sharing the Gospel in America and Intentional Relationships

"Make every expression of ministry relationally driven and every relationship ministry focused."


Ed: How long have you been involved in Lausanne International and what is your current role?

Renewing Your Church: The (Sometimes) Slow and Detailed Process of Revitalization

Renewing Your Church: The (Sometimes) Slow and Detailed Process of Revitalization

Turning a country-club-style church into a church on a mission.


Today I am glad to welcome William Sikes, Pastor at Loch Arbor Baptist Church (SBC) located in North East Louisiana.

In 2014, I accepted a call to pastor at my current church after serving two years as interim and five years as youth pastor. I followed the previous pastor, who had served 24 years at the church and had great highs and great lows.

From Maternity to Puberty: Why Salvation Is Always Going to Be Something of a Mess

From Maternity to Puberty: Why Salvation Is Always Going to Be Something of a Mess

If salvation can be compared to birth and puberty, then salvation is always going to be something of a mess.


I was a skeptic once, although not about religion. God wasn’t a mystery just yet, but girls certainly were. In the third grade, I became convinced that those long-haired aliens must have crashed into earth’s orbit from a galaxy far, far away.

Five Necessary Characteristics for a Church Revitalizer

Five Necessary Characteristics for a Church Revitalizer

What makes a pastor or a church planter great at what they do is not always the same as what allows a church revitalizer to excel.


A Letter to the Church on Moral Failure and Misconduct

A Letter to the Church on Moral Failure and Misconduct

This is a very hard season for the church in America, and frankly, a season in which many cannot yet see the end in sight.


I regularly receive notes from pastors and church members around the country on how to deal with the moral failures and abuses of so many leaders in the church today.

God’s Love Manifested in the Stories of His People

God’s Love Manifested in the Stories of His People

Amidst our missional and church planting efforts, we must not forget about the stories of individuals.


Daisy. Arezou. Taryn. Rosie.

Unfamiliar names to you, but to CenterSet Church in San Francisco, California, these names represent new brothers and sisters in Christ.

One-on-One with Ann Voskamp about Going Back to School

One-on-One with Ann Voskamp about Going Back to School

It's important to her that she models an appetite for Christ.


Ed: Why did you decide at your place and stage as a writer and a leader, to go back to school?

Nominal Christians: Some Stats from the U.K. from Broad Application

Nominal Christians: Some Stats from the U.K. from Broad Application

How do we reach people who are nominally Christian?


A Season of Deep Lament: Heroes and Legends I Knew as a Child

A Season of Deep Lament: Heroes and Legends I Knew as a Child

I don’t know that I have many answers, but I know what is true and I must keep holding on.


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