Discipleship: Expand

After a member begins serving at the church, there is still one step they need to take.  We want and desire service to the body of the church, but we want and desire for the kingdom to EXPAND.  Members need to understand their responsibility to take the gospel in both verbal and active forms to the community, country, and world.  Again, the church will need to provide venues for members to take the gospel out, but at this point in the development, it is also logical to assume that members will begin taking initiative in outreach and evangelism.  Continue reading “Discipleship: Expand”

Discipleship: Evaluation

Any process will be more effective if it is evaluated. This proposal can be evaluated on an individual and church wide level following implementation using the following checklist/visual or a variation thereof. Continue reading “Discipleship: Evaluation”

Pitfalls in Leadership

Once we understand what leadership is, we quickly recognize that there are many ways to mess it up!

If leadership is understanding what is and moving it towards what ought to be…

…what happens when we miss a step? Continue reading “Pitfalls in Leadership”

Nehemiah: A Leadership Case Study

The Old Testament book of Nehemiah provides some great material for a leadership case study. It’s not primarily a leadership manual, don’t get me wrong; Nehemiah is about God and His people first and foremost. Nonetheless, let me encourage you to read it again with the following outline in mind: Continue reading “Nehemiah: A Leadership Case Study”

Sermon: The Resurrection Changes Everything

The Resurrection Changes Everything: An Easter sermon from Philippians 3 that details how the resurrection validates the Gospel and changes our lives when we believe it.