The Five Foundation Pillars

It takes five foundation pillars to create any entity out of nothing.  And in church work sometimes you really do have to start from scratch. You might hope to get some help from outside your church and in some cases, it happens. But it is not likely. You have to accept responsibility for all five in house. Motivation First of

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Worship Team Wanted

I wish I had taken a picture. It was on the church sign in front of the church high above a four-lane highway. “Worship Team Wanted.” My mind whirred. What is that saying to a potential newcomer? I suppose it says different things to different people. Let’s see. To the church guitar player from the other church who really thinks

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TAME Your Soul

Yes. Your soul needs taming. You will never be the influence you are called to be if you don’t TAME your soul. There are many dimensions to this. The most important dimension is inviting grace to change you in the ways the Bible directs. There are so many directions to live out. For example, “Do.” That is an instruction from Jesus.

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

It seems to me that when a Christian says, “I love you” the background definition in their brain isn’t particularly strong. Love is much more than feelings of fondness or appreciation, although those are probably included. Love is much more than “a second hand emotion” (sorry Tina). It involves faithfulness, commitment, and actions. Love is self-donation but even more, self-sacrifice.

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Inviting People

All the research shows that unchurched people are wide open to an invitation to church. That means they won’t be offended if you raise the subject. It doesn’t mean that everyone will take you up on an invitation. But inviting people to church simply works. But we have a problem. Doors Old school – back in the day – hardcore stuff

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