Tag: Mark 12

  • 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 […]

  • Public Ministry Prerequisites

    A friend recently expressed a frustration that anyone who works in a church feels all the time. He said, “We just get the leftovers of people’s time, energy, and heart.” He said it in a negative way. I affirmed him in a positive way. “That’s the way it’s supposed to be.” I get the same […]

  • 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 […]