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?
Has this book changed your church/ministry?
Have you read “Why Men Hate Going to Church”? Has it borne fruit in your church and ministry? If so, tell me about it.
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.
Preaching to fill time
Many a time I’ve heard a pastor make a powerful, life-changing point. I’ve thought to myself, “That’s it! He’s done. I’m ready to respond.” Yet he continues to speak. A sacred moment is lost.
Archery-based church targets men
What happens when you put an archery range inside an abandoned grocery store and call it a church?
Stop telling me to fall in love with Jesus
When I think of my faith, I do not see it as a love affair. I don’t envision myself sitting across a table in a candlelit restaurant, staring into Jesus’ eyes, casually flirting with him. I don’t picture myself walking hand-in-hand on a beach, opening a love note from Jesus, or climbing into bed next to him.
Secularists doing the crazy stuff Christians used to do
Christians used to do some pretty crazy stuff. But in the past few years I’ve noticed the tables turning — secularists are now doing the nutty things religious zealots used to do.
Black Friday special: free DVDs until Thanksgiving
This DVD has been used by thousands of church leaders around the world. It’s a wake up call that helps congregations realize why it’s so important to reach more men and boys.