You can read the first three posts here, here and here. Where do we go from here? I am sure there is all of the statistical data to discuss and missional "stratgery" that merits our attention. But if we take a step back and ask, "What works?" I am not sure that we can come … Continue reading Youth Ministry and Evangelism – Part 4 – Where to Go
Preached this sermon yesterday at Main Street and it was well received. God’s Kaleidoscope (Romans 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:9-10) “I think every church should be a church irreligious people love to attend. Why? Because the church is the local expression of the presence of Jesus. We are his body. And since people who were … Continue reading Sermon: God’s Kaleidoscope
I had a discussion with a youth minister friend of mine about some struggles I was having in which I felt like I was on an island. Let me explain. My youth group and college students love to sing. Many members in the church love to sing. They get together and they sing and sing … Continue reading Over-Devotionalized and Under-Discipled
This post is from a dear friend Rob Hatchett. Rob is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and is currently President of Crye-Leike Franchises, Inc. He is married to the former Rachel Parker and they live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and Rachel worship at Clear Creek Church of Christ in Hixson, Tennessee where he is their … Continue reading Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? Part 3 – Intimacy in Worship
Lesson #4 – What are the implications of advent? INTRODUCTION Hopefully, if done right, this lesson will be delivered around (or on) Christmas day and will be good for discussion. Please feel free to go over what has been taught and learned in the previous four weeks and discuss any revelations that have occurred amongst … Continue reading Teaching Your Students About the Importance of Advent – Part 5
"Despite what most people think, the 'church' is more than just bricks and mortar. It's always been, and always will be, a fellowship of people that goes far beyond the walls of any building, denomination or meeting space. It's a community of people who have found healthy patterns of human relating and new standards for … Continue reading Church?
This is the last post of this series and I have valued all of the comments tremendously. The series started not as a defense of social drinking but merely was it ok to be present at a location as a means of mission to people. Sometimes posts have a mind of their own and it … Continue reading We Need More Christian Bartenders – Part 3