Weekend Edition—June 10, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 10, 2016

Politics, soccer, leadership, church signs and more!


Politics aren’t Worth Your FriendshipsTrillia Newbell

I second this wholeheartedly.

Amplifying Evangelism—Why Preparation for Evangelism Is More Important than Evangelism

Amplifying Evangelism—Why Preparation for Evangelism Is More Important than Evangelism

As God nurtures us, we are ever ready to share the gospel.


Seeker Comprehensible Preaching...Without Dumbing Down

Seeker Comprehensible Preaching...Without Dumbing Down

Preaching should be both theologically deep—and wide.


In the modern era there have been a generation of preachers whose approach resembled the self-help inspirational talks of Tony Robbins. You could find titles of sermons such as, “Five Ways to a Better Life,” “Four Steps to Overcoming Fears,” and “Three Phases to Raising Obedient Pets.”

I’m just joking about the last one, but you get the idea.

Pray Together Sunday

Pray Together Sunday

Calling Churches to Prayer on July 10, 2016


Will your church participate in Pray Together Sunday and commit to a time of prayer in your worship service on July 10? With a unified voice, we will join together and ask Jesus to reset our hearts and our nation.

Here are a few reasons to take part:

Power of Prayer

3 Church Methods That Need to Change

3 Church Methods That Need to Change

Church methods have to change for churches to remain effective.


In light of modern cultural realities, here are three methodological shifts churches should consider to more effectively make disciples and reach our communities.

Consider scattering over gathering

Saturday is for Seminars—Disaster Relief Conference

Saturday is for Seminars—Disaster Relief Conference

Disaster Relief and Amplify


Let me share two conferences coming up on the Wheaton College campus this summer!

Caring for the Vulnerable, June 7-10, 2016—Wheaton, IL

Click this link to register for Caring for the Vulnerable Disaster Ministry Conference.

"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"

"Lord, I Thank Thee That I Am Not like Those Evangelical Trump Supporters"

Religious scorn should not flow from our voting choices.


In the 18th chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus tells a story about two men who go up to the temple to pray.

One is a Pharisee, known for his strict piety: he fasts twice a week, tithes faithfully, and doesn’t cheat on his wife.

Weekend Edition—June 3, 2016

Weekend Edition—June 3, 2016

British Evangelicalism, A Confession, Military chaplains, church signs and more!


British Christianity isn't dying. It's sleeping. Evangelism can awaken itTim Stanley

The Ministries of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

The Ministries of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism

More info about the important work of the BGCE


For the past year I have been serving as Senior Fellow at the Center and have been really impressed by the amount of ministry that happens through such a relatively small group of people.

Over the past nine months, we have

Trends in Church Staffing: Executive and Campus Pastors

Trends in Church Staffing: Executive and Campus Pastors

Administrative tasks in growing churches need a focus person.


Thom Rainer, back in 2013, referred to the executive pastor position as becoming a “hot” position. I think he is right.

So just what is an executive pastor? It is a pastor that works for or with the senior or lead pastor to execute the ministry and mission of the church.

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