AR and the future of disciple making
Pokémon Go is a silly little game that has become one of the most popular pastimes on planet earth in less than a week. I’m not all that excited about the game — but I am intrigued by the technology behind it, and its potential to train disciples.
Should churches boast?
Should churches loudly proclaim what God is doing in their midst? Or should they keep quiet about their good works – for fear of becoming prideful?
A leftist idea that could lead to a ministry explosion
Liberals may unwittingly set off the greatest evangelistic explosion since Pentecost.
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.
Youth group: why not put the boys in charge?
Why did these boys come week after week? Not because of my superior leadership skills. I’m sure of that – because I wasn’t leading.
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 3 of 3)
A successful men’s retreat begins well in advance – by organizing men into teams. Build relationships and team identity long before the retreat begins. Help the men bond by issuing team challenges throughout the weekend. And keep the team structure and point system going after the retreat concludes.
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 2 of 3)
The most valuable thing a man can take away from a retreat is a group of men he continues to hang out with after the retreat is over.
Help me reinvent the men’s retreat (part 1 of 3)
I’m going to use my next three blog entries to lay out a plan for a different kind of men’s retreat. This week we’ll look at how we might call and organize men into teams before the retreat takes place.
Motivate men — promise risk and reward
Jesus did not shy away from the promise of reward. He did not worry that he might appeal to the flesh. He showed us that it’s perfectly healthy to motivate men by helping them understand the rewards they accumulate when they serve the kingdom of God.
How we screen young men out of church
Children of every kind come into the church. They are screened through children’s ministry and youth ministry. These programs remove the ones who are poorly suited to church culture.