Church-Planting Shifts, Part Four: Supporting Planters

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Four: Supporting Planters

Church planting may require supporting church planters, not church plants.


The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 7)

The BGCE Gospel Life Podcast (Ep. 7)

Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.


Launch of the Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance

Launch of the Chicagoland Church Planting Alliance

The Moody Church hosted the inaugural meeting.


Church planting can be hard, lonely work. Church planters often plod along, encouraging their flock without a peer network with which to share triumphs and frustrations.

The LAUNCH Survey: Helpful and Hindering Factors for Launching into Long-Term Missions

The LAUNCH Survey: Helpful and Hindering Factors for Launching into Long-Term Missions

Sending agency surveyed 299 long-term missionaries.


Engaging Churches in Caring for Incarcerated Persons and Their Families

Engaging Churches in Caring for Incarcerated Persons and Their Families

Correctional ministry leader calls churches to care for the incarcerated as they do the sick.


What if churches treated prisoners with the same care and support that they treat those in their congregation who are sick? What if churches invested in the redemption of incarcerated persons with the same regularity and resources as they do the healing and restoration of those who are sick?

Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation

Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation

When we give our lives to the service of others, THEY will change US.


Sharing the Gospel with People Who Aren't Thinking about Death or Eternity

Sharing the Gospel with People Who Aren't Thinking about Death or Eternity

How do we witness to people who don't think about heaven and aren't fearful of hell?


“That could’ve been me.”

We hate to be selfish and think about ourselves at a time like this, but we can’t help it when someone we know who is close to our own age dies. Death is unavoidable, and when it hits close to home, we can’t help but briefly wonder, What if?

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Three: Preparing Our People for Witness

Church-Planting Shifts, Part Three: Preparing Our People for Witness

How do we prepare the mission force for the mission field?


Read Part One, The Launch, and Part Two, From Nominal to Secular.

30 Day Infusions to Be Better Followers of Christ

30 Day Infusions to Be Better Followers of Christ

30 days and four essential practices


I have said it many times, “The local church can be like a black hole!” Don’t get me wrong. I love the local church, I am a pastor, and I believe that God’s people (both gathered and scattered) are the best hope for the gospel to impact lives and communities.

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part Two

Missions Sunday: Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part Two

Training in biblical interpretation should be an integral part of every missions strategy.


Read Hermeneutics for Healthy Churches, Part One.

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