My first experience in church planting was 9 years ago in Washington state. We had always been attenders and to be quite honest, I really had never committed myself or any of our time to any church we were a part of. We were just "too busy." We had a young son, were serving in outreach ministry, and Aaron traveled during the week. Church on Sunday was a negotiable and oft...Keep Reading
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Most of our days are full of reading and writing emails, social media posts, and text messages, but when's the last time you thought of writing as a way to make disciples? The Bible and church history show that God has ordained writing as an important ministry tool, and I think it’s time for the local church to reclaim this tool for the sake of the gospel. ...
Planting a church requires all-hands-on-deck. Men, women, teenagers, and children all contribute in significant ways to seeing a new church come to life. The organizational needs required to make a church a church are tremendous: facility logistics, greeters, kids workers, and coffee pots (seriously). As we set out to plant the Trails, I am praying we see committed, sacrif...Keep Reading
One of the most difficult tasks for church leadership is rallying its members to be excited about serving in the church. When the pastor preaches about servanthood and contributing to the needs of the body, Christians harmoniously nod their heads in agreement. However, members often look to the person next to them to step up, rather than courageously using their own gifts ...Keep Reading