Articles for Outreach & Missions
In my last blog in this space, I addressed the seven habits of outwardly focused churches. This time, I want to look at a related topic: why most church outreach programs fail. One of my passions in life is to help churches move from becoming inwardly focused to outwardly focused. When I wrote I Am […]Full Story
“Faith doesn’t start with self-help. Faith begins where self-help ends.”
I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants, and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we are working to plant churches in Chicago. I love the energy of planting. We need lots of new churches. In this season of my life, God has […]
Faith, hope and truth lead the way and inspire people to give.
How often do we simply do what’s right but for the wrong reasons?
“Here are nine marks that your church—even one that believes the Bible, preaches the gospel and embraces good ecclesiology—may be unhealthy.”
Thom Rainer collected characteristics of these churches and found several in common.
“I wonder how many times we could help to bear one another’s burdens of a temptation or poor judgment and we don’t do it.”
J. D. Greear
J.D. Greear gives three truths about extraordinary obedience in ordinary situations.