A Street Gang Better Than The Church?

A Pastor writes… A while back, an ex-gang member got baptized at our church. He fell in love with Jesus and turned from his old lifestyle. But after several months at the church, he stopped attending. When we asked him why he stopped attending, he answered: “I had the wrong idea of what church wasContinue reading “A Street Gang Better Than The Church?”

Megachurch or Homechurch?

September 1, 2010 I’ve been wrestling with what is the best and most effective ‘function’ or ‘format’ of a church? What is the most healthy? I’ve been reading authors such as Alan Hirsch and Eddie Gibbs who speak of going missional as a church rather than attractional. Recently Francis Chan walked away from his megachurchContinue reading “Megachurch or Homechurch?”

Making Waves as a Church

Francis Chan says we should stop trying to make people love Jesus, and learn to rely on prayer, elders, and the Holy Spirit instead. “It’s been a gradual thing over the last five years. For several years in my ministry, I really operated as though the Holy Spirit didn’t exist. The truth is I trustedContinue reading “Making Waves as a Church”

Francis Chan Gives Up | Conversations for Ministry Leaders

Francis Chan shares his insight after 15 years of ministry and seeing no life change in one man in his church… “Churches that are built through our effort rather than the Spirit’s will quickly collapse when we stop pushing and prodding people along. Now we should push, prod, and persuade men, but I’ve learned toContinue reading “Francis Chan Gives Up | Conversations for Ministry Leaders”

Living life without peace?

Are we content with living our comfortable lives with a little bit of God mixed in? Do we seek only enough peace to get through the day or the week? Or do we live in such a way that we fully depend on the Holy Spirit and others praise God because of seeing the fruit?Continue reading “Living life without peace?”