Black church triples in size by focusing on men

By David Murrow on June 18, 2015

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.

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Why young Christian men choose radical Islam

By David Murrow on June 12, 2015

There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody death cult? And why did these men abandon Christianity in the first place?

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Use the 10-10 format to teach men

By David Murrow on June 2, 2015

Whenever I speak to men’s retreats, I use a 10-10 format. I speak for about 10 minutes – then the men discuss questions for 10 minutes. The results have been astounding.

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It’s time to redesign the men’s retreat

By David Murrow on May 26, 2015

It’s time to re-design the men’s retreat. If it’s just another church service with some intermural basketball, men won’t come. If you’re asking men to give up a weekend you’d better offer a mind-blowing experience that’s different than what they already get at church.

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The church I would plant (part 3)

By David Murrow on May 19, 2015

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.

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The church I would plant (part two)

By David Murrow on May 12, 2015

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.

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The church I would plant (part one)

By David Murrow on May 4, 2015

So here’s my crazy idea: what if we could plant a church where discipleship is the dog and worship is the tail?

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Why I’m not too excited about church planting

By David Murrow on April 15, 2015

Is church planting really the best way to reach the world? Are non-Christians crying out for another worship service?

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Why Jesus was mad all the time

By David Murrow on April 9, 2015

Is Jesus giving us a green light to blast our opponents? To call people names? To nurse ancient grudges?

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Join me at the Reload Leadership Summit in November

By David Murrow on April 8, 2015

There’s no better way to expand the vision and reach of your ministry than to attend Reload Leadership Summit 2015.

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