Effective Evangelism and Mastering the Art of the Turn

Sales Pitch

Because of my undiagnosed allergy to the inside of an office I spend a lot of time hanging out at coffee shops and restaurants. Most of my fellow nomads are people conducting business, and every day I see “the turn” executed at tables around me. For the uninitiated let me explain the turn. You invite […]


Busting 6 Common Myths About Church Health

illusion

Growing up there were many superstitions, wives’ tales, and myths that as you got older you realized, as much as you believed it then, they were not true.  Some were harmless and innocent but others caused fear because if you broke a mirror you believed you would have seven years bad luck.  Even intelligent people […]


Why Evangelism Is Hard, But Necessary

Hard Work

I have been leading a ministry called “Dare 2 Share” for the last twenty years or so. During that timeframe we’ve had the privilege of inspiring and equipping a half million teenagers to share their faith. We truly believe that, because 85% of those who trust in Jesus do so by 18 years of age, a […]


Ministry Leaders, If Attacked by an Anaconda… Don’t Panic

Anaconda

Church health is dependent upon the health of the pastor and its leadership.  If leaders are going to help people follow Jesus more closely and deeper then they must be setting the example for them to follow.  In Leading on Empty Wayne Cordeiro says, “Wisdom and understanding are not built in a day, however they […]


Your Church’s Turf May Be Bigger Than You Think

Turf

“Turf wars” can be brutal –especially within ministry. As a young minister in the Eighteenth Century, John Wesley was chided by the Anglican Church for preaching across parish lines (invading another pastor’s turf). When approached, Wesley famously explained, “The world is my parish.” In other words, Wesley did not draw boundaries for his ministry. He […]


What’s Right About Megachurches

Megachurch

As the saying goes, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket.”There’s never been a greater challenge for world evangelism, there are plenty of social problems like hunger and homelessness we face here in the United States, Christians are being marginalized more than ever, religious persecution is rampant on a global basis, and that’s […]


What Makes Christianity Unique?

He Has Risen

There are so many beliefs and religions out there it’s not even funny. It’s probably extremely confusing to read about so many different beliefs, talk to others about what religion they believe in, or even live within a family that has certain traditions or practices that you’re not even sure where they came from. So […]


Seven Reasons Why Church Worship Centers Will Get Smaller

Small Church

A seismic shift is taking place in American church facilities, a shift that will become even more noticeable in the years to come. Church worship centers or sanctuaries will become smaller than they were the past 40 years. As church leaders decide to build, a large number of them will decide to build smaller than […]


7 Reasons to Love Sharing the Gospel

Dare 2 Share App

1. It’s like sharing with a person who is broke that they just won the Lotto (only better!) 2. You enter a struggle with the forces of darkness in a battle over a soul’s eternal destination (Epic!) 3. When you share the gospel you are put in a position where you are forced to rely […]


What Will Drive Your Church Next Year?

The Purpose Driven Church

When I wrote The Purpose Driven Church, I made the bold assertion that every church is driven by something. That’s still true, and as you prepare to lead your church into another new year, you must decide what will drive your congregation. I can predict with certainty that in the next year, some churches will be driven by […]


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