Where is this peace on earth I hear so much about?

Yesterday we talked about the peace that Jesus makes available for all mankind. In our Softer Sunday service we sang this classic Christmas hymn. And as we were singing I was struck by the despair in the third verse. This song was written during the American Civil War. A time when the nation was beingContinue reading “Where is this peace on earth I hear so much about?”

Review: No More Dragons – Jim Burgen

This book’s central metaphor Is borrowed from the scene from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader where Aslan removes the dragon scales from Eustace and heals him. Jim Burgen paints a picture of what Jesus can do in the lives of Christians who are willing to let Jesus radically transform their hearts. Burgen does aContinue reading “Review: No More Dragons – Jim Burgen”

Multiply Monday: Why do we need another church?

This is a question a lot of people might be asking. There are lots of churches already, why do we need another one? Why can’t people just go to those existing churches? The simple answer is because they aren’t going to those other churches and even if those churches were full we would still needContinue reading “Multiply Monday: Why do we need another church?”

Team Tuesday: Better Than Me

When building teams leaders can’t be the best at everything on the team.  If the leaders is the best at everything they don’t have a team, they have helpers.  Looking around the staff table I know am greatly encouraged by the fact that we have a variety of gifts and skills present.  I am also relievedContinue reading “Team Tuesday: Better Than Me”

Multiply Monday: Leaders and Opportunities

I recently read A Multi-Site Road Trip.  This book was essentially a tour of several different churches that are implementing Multi-Site methodology into their church.  There were many great lessons to be learned and it is a book that I plan to go back to over the next year. Today I wanted to share oneContinue reading “Multiply Monday: Leaders and Opportunities”