Supernatural Mothers

Oh, this weekend of Mother’s Day… I have always noticed that this day and Father’s Day carries with it special supernatural meaning because we are called to be family (and when that doesn’t happen, there’s deep pain.) I pray more folks are adopted into loving community this weekend because they experience El Shaddai (“well breasted […]

The Contagious Bible-focused, Spirit-led Study Tool

There is a mind-blowing, powerful yet simple Bible Discovery practice/tool being used in house churches around the world where the Kingdom of God is spreading like wildfire. It’s contagious!  Bible-focused, Spirit-led. You learn to truly digest the Bible and hear God’s voice yourself. You share what you’re learning with others. In light of what you’re learning, […]

Disciple making Movements?

If what you’re doing isn’t working, why keep doing it? (…Or at least add an additional track like one mega church in Texas did after doing the math. For that full story, see link at bottom of this post.) This past weekend, I enjoyed sitting in on a session with a gentleman serving overseas (cannot […]

From Religion to Relationship :)

From religion to relationship. Yes, yes, yes… This was the journey of Saul of Tarsus to become the Apostle Paul. It took a paradigm shift, a transformation of mind to heart. Jesus got his attention, blinded him for days and then gave him new eyes to see! Jesus showed him that it wasn’t about rules, […]

How do we approach truth?

Just read this today and my heart leapt…! Jesus calls himself “the truth” (John 14:6), and the Holy Spirit, “the Spirit of truth” (John 14:7; 16:13). Any time we are not living from Jesus’ perspective, the foundation of truth, we are in some way connected to the father of lies, the devil. When we experience […]

Do you live in fear or in expectation?

I recently was blessed by these words sent to me in an email story… Expectation positions us to see miracles, big and small. It sharpens our vision and focuses our attention towards God. It liberates us from apprehension that blinds us to the majesty before us. Instead of being shackled by fearing the worst, we’re […]

What is the true job of a pastor?

The other day I had a delightful call with a young leader who brought up the topic of how a Pastor’s role appears to have terribly wandered today. I did a little digging on what others are saying… “Most books on church growth and leadership today argue that if pastors continue to do what pastors […]

We Can Hear from God

We Can Hear From God (Listening Prayer) Is it possible to come to God like an inquisitive child? – Mark 10:13-16 – Jesus encouraged the children to come to Him. – Matt 18:1-5 – Be like little children… (inquisitive, trusting…) – Gal 4:6-7 – We call God our Father because Jesus lives in us. We […]

Discipleship Things We’ve Forgotten

“Success is not the pastor or the staff executing all the ministry; it’s them equipping the saints to do the work of ministry.” “If you seek to build a church, you rarely produce disciples…If you seek to make disciples, you always get the church.” “Pray about God giving you 3-5 men you can invest your life […]

What should women do?

“Just imagine what would happen to this church if all the women left.” The looks on the men’s faces turned from indifference to shock and horror. They realized that the vast majority of the ‘hands on’ ministering was happening because of women. The women were faithful and valuable to building God’s kingdom! Jesus has tons of things to say […]