A few days ago I wrote about the Myth of the Summer Slump and argued that summer is the perfect time to reach new people and to creatively connect people to your church. I proposed that you have to learn to do one of two things: Plant in the summer or beg in the fall! The response to this post … Read More
MYTH: Memorial Day is right around the corner. You know what that means… Low attendance. People head for the beach, the lake, or the kiddie pool in the backyard and leave you preaching to empty rows. Oh well, that’s the way the summer goes. Just hold on and count the days until fall. There’s not much you can do. REALITY: … Read More
One of the reasons I started this blog is because we needed a great place to give away free stuff. Well, yesterday Roy took this to a whole new level by giving away our #2 bestselling resource – The Evangelism Seminar! Why? Because tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday. Here’s what Roy said (and keep reading, I’ll tell you how to get … Read More
Last Saturday, while Kelley and I were in Los Angeles, I was able to meet one of my Church Growth Heroes – Charles (Chip) Arn of Church Growth, Inc. He and his wife Ann were gracious enough to share dinner with me and Kelley at Kate Mantinlini’s in Beverly Hills (yep, we were living it up!). Win Arn, Charles’ father, … Read More
“There are risks and costs to a plan of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” — John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States What action do you need to take this week (maybe something you’ve been putting off until conditions are perfect) that will benefit you, your church and … Read More
“Day after day the congregations became stronger in faith and larger in size.” – Acts 16:5 When I read this passage in Acts it struck my with the power of its’ clarity. These congregations that Paul and Timothy visited grew BOTH stronger in faith AND larger in size. Those are the questions I need to regularly ask about The Journey … Read More
I stole this headline from my friend Bob Franquiz (Advanced Coaching Almuni and all around great guy – but don’t tell him I said so). Bob was our featured speaker at a recent Journey All-Staff meeting and he spoke about the important of baptism. He said: Baptism is what separates fans of Jesus from followers of Jesus! I stole that … Read More
Got this from my friend Jeff Calloway at The Bridge Church in Perry, OH. We’ve been collecting stories from recent “Gas Buy Down” Servant Evangelism projects because we are giving away a resource on the topic.