Francis Chan, former megachurch pastor, shares from his heart why the megachurch can’t be the goal of the future.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
I recently came across this powerful illustration on church. This comic book is basically a short introduction to a much longer conversation. If you’re a Christian who’s only experienced today’s institutional form of church, you’ve probably got several lingering questions. For instance, what about pastors? What about sermons? What about baptism, spiritual authority, the Lord’s Supper, and tithes? […]
Originally posted by Light Magazine Canada (but blocked by security browsers). by Don Klassen “Why not here?” is the question that pesters me when I see the growth of the church in many parts of the world. What is it that makes the gospel so appealing elsewhere? Is there something that Canadian Christians are missing? […]
I remember an Elvis Presley song and a line that sings… “Sweetened through the ages just like wine…” I’m pondering how going through trials and hardship makes one sweeter. I was listening to a woman the other day share about a preacher she heard and something was missing. I asked if he was a green […]
Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marry […]
Last night, I had the honour of leading someone to freedom from addiction and depression. (I am a Life Coach and Spiritual Director which often entails an inner healing session.) Then, we talked about what abundant life really is. (It doesn’t start when you die and go to heaven. It starts now when you die […]