How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’?

How do you know if you’re in a false ‘church’ ? Today’s lent devotional (below) was extremely timely as I walk several clients through ‘church’ abuse in multiple churches in my area. When churches practice witchcraft – control and manipulation, there is even trauma around reading God’s Word. Breaks my heart. Thankfully, Jesus loves to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who is My Shepherd?

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 […]

Jesus Longs for His Church to Come Alive

I loved reading a book over the weekend written by a pastor who was told he needed to leave his institutional church in order to protect his health. Today, he leads a movement that has reached multiple countries. Below is a quote from his wife excerpted from his book: “The Revolution is happening – it’s happening […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are We Seeking God’s Kingdom?

Graham Cooke speaking to men… about building the church and seeking God’s kingdom …Powerful. Watch short clip below…   If you’d like to watch the full video… (skip through announcements to about 6:42 or even 9:40…) Read the book: Permission Granted to Do Church Differently in the 21st Century

My Changing Mind on Church: Learning to Fly

My mind has been changing about church. After 10 years of pastoral ministry, I was wrecked, but in a good way… The mother bird pushes it’s young out of the nest to learn to fly… I think I didn’t want to leave the nest… Though I received several job offers over the years, and plenty of invitations […]

I’m in detox

After reading these two pages which were written back in 1987, I am pondering again yet another confirmation of how much I needed (still need) a detox… and full repair… (From Danny Lehman’s book: “Bringin’ ‘Em Back Alive“) Constant brainstorming meetings year, after year, over who (men / women) and what ‘methods’ of disciplemaking is right […]