Being On Mission Stinks, Why is Local Outreach So Hard? and other top posts for 2013

My blogging & reading has been sporadic since baby Kate came along. But now she’s almost two & sleeping better, so looking forward to getting back to a regular reading & writing rhythm. Did eak out a few decent posts this year though. Here’s the top 13:

1. A Weird Sunday

about our churches Faith in Action Sunday’s

normal Christianity is not working for many in our world. And many times, Biblical Christianity seems weird to us, because we’ve created a normal that depends upon our disobedience.

2. Church Revitalization Resources

delved into the Church Revitalization waters this year. Still have lots to learn. Developed a few good resources for the front end though:

3. Got our Redneck Wedding On This Weekend

Yep, did a wedding in a barn with groomsmen in rubber boots. Love it!

4. Being On Mission Stinks

If you want to pursue God’s mission & produce fruit for His kingdom, give up on having a clean, neat, smell good life all of the time.

5. Why is Local Outreach So Hard? 20 Reasons:

As church attendance declines, we must look at our communities as a mission field. Why don’t we? Here’s some reasons, assumptions, & excuses I’ve heard, said, felt as a church leader…

6. The Bible on Partying

Our church developed a great resource for Block Partying:

The world parties to FORGET and ESCAPE reality. Christ followers party to REMEMBER and CELEBRATE present and future reality.

7. 3 Keys to Breaking Growth Barriers

One Church’s Journey from 25-400.

8. 7 Reasons to Make Ramp Building a Part of Your Local Ministry

I love ramp building projects more every year!

9. Commitment, Honor, & Transfer Growth

Not all transfer growth is bad or bad for the kingdom. But my desire is for commitment, honor, evangelism, kingdom growth, community transformation to take precedence over a bigger crowd at my church next Sunday

Also, check out: The Great Transfer Growth Boogie Monster, Part One

10. Creating Sending Capacity Resources

One of my fave new topics: SENDING CAPACITY

“The greatness of a church is not in her seating capacity, but in her sending capacity” ~Rick Warren.

11. When it Comes to Character, Make No Exceptions

An “EXCEPT” in relation to your character could change the course of history for your family.

12. Community Impact AND Church Growth = Success

“What difference does it make if your church grows but the community stays the same?”

13. Normal Christianity is Weird

normal and weird change over time and what is normal to us would probably look weird to a New Testament Christian church

Posted on December 30, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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