How much is “enough?”

I go to church on Friday night, volunteer in the high school ministry on Sunday morning, and help lead a high school small group on Wednesday night. That is enough. When I hear an announcement for something else I could do, or somewhere else they need help, or even something else I would really enjoy…… Continue reading How much is “enough?”

5 Ways to Be Good News in Your Neighborhood on Halloween

Christians have a weird history with celebrating Halloween. Not growing up in the church I was appalled when I heard church people refer to it as “Devil’s night” and say things like, “Of course we don’t celebrate Halloween.” It’s as if we’re talking about two different holidays. There’s the one that actually happens and the…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Good News in Your Neighborhood on Halloween

Created to be Good News in the Neighborhood

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to teach at Encounter, the high school ministry of Journey Community Church. Here’s the main idea of my talk: With the canvas of our life God gives us the ability to create a masterpiece with our lives through our good works. Ephesians 2:10 describes believers a God’s masterpiece. [Pause, think…… Continue reading Created to be Good News in the Neighborhood

Being Good News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDt7dNMbLKU Today’s video post is a synopsis of about 10 conversations I’ve had in the last 60 days. All of them get to the question, “Adam, something has changed inside of you. I like it sometimes and I don’t like it sometimes, what is it?” One thing I’ve learned to get comfortable with in the…… Continue reading Being Good News

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

Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood

It’s been more than 40 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. quipped, “Eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour of the week.” If we are honest with ourselves– churches are nearly as divided today as they were 40 years ago. We call it culture and we call it personal preference. But the…… Continue reading Leading Your Church to Reflect its Neighborhood