What Are We Trying to Revive in the Church?

What are we trying to revive when it comes to the Church? “I was at a prayer meeting for revival in England. For three hours, people prayed for God to do something. Then suddenly, a young teenage boy stood up and gave a prophecy. I shall never forget it. In a penetrating voice, this shy […]

Theology: Are you a Settler or Pioneer?

This is from Brennan Manning’s book Lion and Lamb: the Relentless Tenderness of Jesus. (As read in class by Murray Dueck of Samuel’s Mantle) There are two visions of life, two kinds of people. The first see life as a possession to be carefully guarded. They are called settlers. The second see life as a […]

Letters to the Church – Francis Chan

Francis Chan – Letters to the Church ( #paradigmshift ) A few quotes from Francis Chan that will get you thinking…! “God designed the Church to be much more than what the majority of us experience in America. There are many of us who believe this and want change. The good news is that God […]

What Does Freedom Look Like?

I recently asked Jesus this question: “What does freedom look like?” He immediately brought to mind the picture of the Israelites walking through the Red Sea escaping slavery… BUT … NOT grumbling and complaining in the wilderness wanting to go back to slavery …which, sadly, is what the Israelites did …and as a result died […]

Are you ready for new wine?

What does it cost for new wine and new wine skins? So often we want God to move but when He moves differently than we want, we shut the door on Him. Let’s not be stuck, but hungry for more of Him. You can’t see the new thing unless you let go of the old. […]

Locating God’s presence this past year.

Locating God’s presence this past year. (The Grand Prayer of Examen) Look Back – Look over the past 6 – 12 months. – Where has the Lord been present and at work in my life? – What significant changes have come my way? – When have I been the most stressed? the most blessed, and […]

Hybrid Church: ReThinking the Great Commission

Read Roy’s: “Hybrid Church” here… (free resource) Longer video but poor quality: Roy Moran – Hybrid Church: ReThinking the Great Commission One pastor’s thoughts on Roy Moran’s other book: “Spent Matches” Spent Matches – Roy’s book on being apart of an institutional church but with a missional focus.  

Making Disciples WHO MAKE Disciples

I was recently sent an interview with Roy Moran on disciple making movements. Some of the quotes… In order to make disciples who make disciples, you need to learn a new language. In a churched world, we have to tear down a lot of concepts. It’s not about making disciples, but about making disciples who […]

Worship is Warfare

Topic: Worship is Warfare Scripture Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-30 Aim: To help us focus on worshiping God during the battle God gave me this message in early 2017 after my nervous system crashed in June 2016, that had left me stuttering and walking like a 70 year old cripple. A long-time friend invited me out for […]