Inhibitions to the spread of the Gospel in your community

The church is decreasing in America while our population continues to expand. One major factor contributing to this decline is how Christians think about themselves and their community of faith in the greater community in which they interact. This “self-talk” internally acts as a mental inhibition towards the innovation and creativity we need to reach…… Continue reading Inhibitions to the spread of the Gospel in your community

Moving towards the polite middle

As I think about the church and the 5%-10% of people we reach in the community I wonder where we fall on the bell curve. Something tells me that it looks a little like this. I wonder if the positions we take attracts, appeals to, and connects a certain type of people? And I wonder…… Continue reading Moving towards the polite middle

Pastor as Vocation

Confession: I do as much or more pastoral ministry now than I did when I worked in a church. That is no knock on my friends in full-time vocational ministry. It is more an affirmation for the myriad of people I know who have stepped out (or been pushed out) of their ministry job. Leaving…… Continue reading Pastor as Vocation