There’s no such thing as church planting
Let me point out something that should be obvious: you can’t plant a church. All you can do is plant a worship service – and hope that a church grows out of it.
How to love your church again (in 15 minutes)
Are you sick of going to church? Bored? Burned out? Angry? Irritated? You’re not alone.
Is modern worship too entertaining?
The church has been in the entertainment business for almost 1700 years.
Black church triples in size by focusing on men
In the past five years the church has exploded. Instead of five reliable men, Kirkland now has about 50. Overall attendance has more than tripled – from a low of 50 to an average of 175 on a given weekend. Giving is up. Mission work is up. The church is growing so rapidly there are plans to expand the facility.
The church I would plant (part 3)
Men’s League is an extremely simple, lightweight church-planting model that focuses like a laser on the development of men within small teams. In this post, I’ll answer some questions and discuss a few advantages to the approach, which comes straight out of the Gospel of Luke.
The church I would plant (part two)
If I were planting a church it would look nothing like the model we know today. Instead, I’d pattern it after the model I see in Luke 6, 8 and 10.
The church I would plant (part one)
So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail?
Why I’m not too excited about church planting
Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service?
Decorate your church with men in mind
The typical church is decorated grandma-style: Quilted banners and silk flower arrangements adorn church lobbies. More quilts, banners, and ribbons cover the sanctuary walls, complemented with fresh flowers on the altar, a lace doily on the Communion table, and boxes of Kleenex under every pew. Hallways are covered with handmade signs, photo collages, or school-type bulletin boards that suggest a kindergarten classroom.
Why churches are stage-driven
Most churches program a series of low-risk, stage-driven activities such as worship services, classes and seminars. These allow people to learn about their faith without actually practicing it.