LTM trips

I love short-term mission trips. Many of my most significant spiritual break throughs, both as a participant and as a pastor, have come on trips to far away places doing exotic things. But I can’t run from the fact that Jesus has called me to a Long-term Mission trip right in my neighborhood. To love…… Continue reading LTM trips

The God of My Neighborhood

We want to change the world! We want our church to reach this whole community! God is the God of this city! [The crowd raises to its feet and cheers as the band begins to play…] These are guaranteed anthems to bring a church to its feet. But I’m left wondering if our ecclesiology is…… Continue reading The God of My Neighborhood

Churches don’t reach people…

Churches don’t reach people… People do. Maybe that’s a statement of the obvious for you. But if you read enough church blogs or look at enough books or listen to a bunch of pep talks you may begin to believe the lie that churches, their leaders, and their programs reach a lot of people. They…… Continue reading Churches don’t reach people…