Your Assimilation Process: First Impressions (1 of 5)
(This series has been updated and expanded upon here: The Five Elements of a Fully Implemented Connections Strategy) The ministries of our churches exist to make disciples of all people everywhere. Incredibly, so few churches have a comprehensive strategy to connect the very guests that walk into our buildings to the ministries that exist for […]
Quote of the Week: Bill Parcells
“Losers assemble in little groups, and complain about the coaches and the players in other little groups… but winners assemble as a team.” -Bills Parcells NFL Hall of Fame Speech 8/3/13 For other “Quote of the Week” entries, CLICK HERE
Quote of the Week: Johnny Cash
“Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand Workin’ in the dark against your fellow man But as sure as God made black and white What’s done in the dark will be brought to the light You can run on for a long time… …sooner or later God’ll cut you down.” -Johnny […]
The Bible: Who Decided What Was Scripture?
This is an incredibly oversimplified explanation, which leaves out most of the scholarly debate and hard work done by generations of great minds. I stand behind everything you’re about to read, though it is not an academic treatise and truly leaves out many of the debates and research that got us here. It is a […]
The Bible: How Was It Written?
We’ve discussed what the Bible is, now we’ll touch on how it was written. Direct Revelation. This has to do with those instances where God speaks audibly, literally and directly to one of the writers in Scripture. A specific example of this would be found in the book of Revelation, where God tells the Apostle […]
The Bible: What Is It?
The Bible is a centerpiece of Christianity. As Christians, we believe all the words contained in the Bible are true. The Bible is the source of all Christian doctrine, including how we qualify many pastors and leaders, as well as for the personal growth of every individual’s faith. As Christians working to share the message […]
Remember When Our Daughter Had Spinal Cord Surgery?
It is hard to believe an entire year has gone by since our most difficult season ever as a family. But it was a full year ago, and God has blessed us immeasurably. The timeless lesson here is to trust God fully, and use every ounce of your strength to honor that trust in every way […]
Quote of the Week: C.H. Spurgeon
“If you are to go to Christ, do not put on your good doings and feelings, or you will get nothing; go in your sins, they are your livery. Your ruin is your argument for mercy; your poverty is your plea for heavenly alms; and your need is the motive for heavenly goodness. Go as […]