Every Third Person Wang Chung Tonight! DDWJWD Part 3

In 1986 pop music reach its zenith with the release of “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by the group, Wang Chung. Check out this excerpt to see what I mean: Across the nation Around the world Everybody have fun tonight A celebration so spread the word Everybody have fun tonight Everybody have fun tonight Everybody Wang … Continue reading Every Third Person Wang Chung Tonight! DDWJWD Part 3

The Bible on the Bible

"Hey, you're dressed queer."I look over. The speaker is an elderly man, mid-70s I'd guess. He is tall and thin and is wearing of those caps that cabbies wore in movies from the Forties. "You're dressed queer," he snarls. "Why you dressed so queer." I have on my usual fringes, and, for good measure, have … Continue reading The Bible on the Bible

Growth Groups Questionnaire

Growth Groups Questionnaire This tool, based on Neil Cole's Life Transformation Groups, is designed to facilitate a one on one/one on two discipleship process.  As with LTG's, participants gather for one hour per week to ask and answer the accountability questions.  At the meeting they agree upon a passage of Scripture to read on their own … Continue reading Growth Groups Questionnaire

Churched to Death

Why do simple church? Because Jesus told us to make disciples. " But," someone might respond, "aren't sermons, Sunday School, VBS, mission trips, weekend seminars,small groups, and a myriad of other programs carried on by institutional churches just methods for making disciples?" From what I've observed after a couple of years of attempting to make reproducing disciples, not … Continue reading Churched to Death

D-church Unshackled!

I am a planter of simple churches who also pastors a conventional church.  "How does that work?",  you ask.  Check out this quote from Steve Smith in the book T4T: A Discipleship Re-revolution: Giving groups the freedom, even the empowerment, to become new churches takes the limit off the budding movement. You could view yourself … Continue reading D-church Unshackled!

Life Transformation Groups – A Testimonial

I have a friend who is also an elder at our church.  In the past couple of years I've watched him grow into a spiritual leader who inspires and challenges me every time we talk.  God has done many things in his life to effect this season of growth but much of it started with … Continue reading Life Transformation Groups – A Testimonial

5 POP’s

Jesus not only commanded his disciples to make disciples, in Matthew 10 and Luke 10 he also gave them his method for doing so. Neil Cole relates Jesus' method as the 5 POP's in his book, Organic Church.  I've found these to be a very helpful framework on which to hang and a myriad of … Continue reading 5 POP’s

Organic Church Planter Training

The gospel is a seed which takes root in the hearts of individuals and bears fruit through redeemed relationships.  Having borne fruit it, must then spread into the soil of other hearts and so The Growth Wheel continues to turn.  In this way, healthy disciples of Christ are produced and reproduced spreading the knowledge of God in the … Continue reading Organic Church Planter Training

Rotten Tomatoes

So, I went to hear Phil Vischer, the creator of the "Veggie Tales" video series, speak at a college near my home. He recounted the story of his company's rise to prominence in the Christian media industry and its subsequent decline and eventual bankruptcy. As a life lesson from his experiences, he advised his audience … Continue reading Rotten Tomatoes