One thing I know for certain. Most of us started in ministry because of your love for Jesus and wanting to make a difference in peoples lives. Unfortunately the constant damage that happens to good people like yourself and the people you serve when a church door closes cannot be ignored. We must change the … [Read more…]
I hear the term “biblical community” frequently used and believe this is a true intention of those in ministry who promote it. The reality is has become to be more a marketing term than an true experiential one. We still do ministry the same way over and over again, but not getting the results … [Read more…]
Since stepping out of the organized church system, much has happened. I have communicated with many churches, ministries and believers around the country. Many churches have come and gone. Megachurch leadership falling like dominoes and people leaving the organized church system in droves. I have found many believers outside the system who have a deeper … [Read more…]
Spiritual Movements usually burst forth at the grass roots level and usually stop within the limitations of the corporate or institutional level. It soon becomes a cage we make for ourselves. Here are some of the obstacles that limit the average Church from succeeding at the grass roots level. Structural and staff maintenance costs and … [Read more…]
Here is a quote and some excerpts from a gifted writer Cindy Bryan regarding the exodus of the organized church. “..we also need to get the heck out of the church building and live lives that show we care about somebody in addition to the people we worship with. we must address this corporate addiction … [Read more…]
Here is a great group of individuals that had to close their church doors like so many other churches across the country are having to do. I honor thier service and dedication. To me it is like a death in the family. It breaks my heart because of all the people affected. I hope they … [Read more…]
The people at Oak Leaf Church went around the town asking people why they don’t’ go to church. As you listen to the answers, try to put yourself in their shoes vs thinking of good comebacks. You may find you will see and hear more than what’s being said.
An important note: This conversation is not meant to invalidate the organizational Church. Just put it into perspective as it relates to spiritual transformation strategies of a community. Definitions “We have to know what we want and why we want it, before we can know if we are getting the results.” l. Church Assimilation: “The … [Read more…]