A Day With Jesus: What He Teaches Us About Discipleship

As a pastor of a large church, I often question whether we’re discipling our people effectively. Though large churches have more resources and staff than small churches, they are often no better equipped to help people take steps forward with Jesus. The truth is, churches… Read more »

Love is the End

“If we never become Christians, will you still be our friends?” I was shocked by the question. Even a little angry. Did the last year of our friendship mean nothing? My wife, Lindsay, and I had met Joe and Amy at our church. We were… Read more »

When the Mission Hurts

As a former athlete what I loved about baseball more than anything was the strong sense of team and the shared goal of winning.  It becomes ingrained in your spirit so deeply, and nothing matters more than those two things.  Even today what I miss… Read more »

What You See Determines How You Serve

Years ago, I served as a youth pastor at a great church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We had one of the largest and fastest growing youth groups in the country, with a vibrant service called TAG every Wednesday night. This wasn’t one of those services… Read more »

The Movement of the Church Belongs to You

You would be hard pressed to find someone who has loved the North American Christian Convention more than me.  In my 57 years I’ve attended 47 of them.  At the age of 14 I got my first job—cleaning the NACC offices every Saturday.  Beth and… Read more »