Pastor (or Church) I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor.
I Want to Be Your Mission Pastor. Every church can afford me because we work based on your budget. Why does it matter? Every church can improve its missional serve. Every church can take the next step. Having a mission pastor will make the next step much easier. Emil Bruner wrote in 1931, The Word […]Read more
I Can . . ! We Can . . ! God can . . !
The word “Can” is an interesting word. It means “to be able to.” It became a key word in the sermon that I heard in church yesterday. Somewhere underlying the message was a theme of being able to build the church one person at a time. In the message there was a clear and apt […]Read more
Knowing Less, Understanding More!
In my life I am discovering that sometimes knowing less is actually more. Life was much simpler when I was younger and it seemed I knew everything. And most of what I didn’t know, at least I had an opinion on it. But as I grow older I am discovering more and more that I […]Read more
Highways and Byways Preachers!
As we look to 2016, I want to challenge every Christians to be “Highways and ByWays Preacher”; not pulpiteers, but proclaimers. Luke 14:12-24 Background The other morning I was scrolling through Facebook and ran across a post where someone has shared a sermon that the person posting raved about being an incredible message on salvation […]Read more
Missional Dreams: Eddie Hancock’s Testimony
Our Journey to the Uttermost Parts We have dreams. The broad strokes are clear in the Bible, stated as certainties, not possibilities or probabilities. Certainties. “You will be my witnesses.” Our church, First Southern Baptist, Caldwell, Idaho, has been pressing into those certainties confident that there we can share to a different people the abundant […]Read more
Every Story Matters to God!
Your Story Matters to God! So does Theirs. The truth is that every story matters, because every story is a person valued and loved by God.Every person needs to hear God’s Story. EVERY NUMBER HAS A NAME! It is certainly not original with me, but I love the concept. Someone has said God must care […]Read more
Let me begin by saying that by offering to do missional coaching I am not at all trying to suggest that I have all the answers. In fact, I do not even know what all of the questions are. Not only that, most of the time people seem to be looking for silver bullets to […]Read more
It Must Be More than Evangelism: Missional Evangelism.
For our churches to become more effective, we must do much more than return our focus to evangelism. I have listened as many today speak of the need to return to an emphasis on evangelism in our churches, and I applaud that. I want to be clear; I am in favor of that. But I […]Read more
Is your Church a Great Church?
Is your church a “Great” church? I believe that every church can be a great church, if they are willing. I have never wanted to be a part of a mediocre church. Honestly, that has never been an ambition of my life. I am so glad I had a great mother; I never wanted a […]Read more
Does the western church today reflect the culture, or change the culture? Are we a mirror reflecting the world around us, or are we a mirror that reflects the image of Christ to our world? In Matthew 5, in vss. 13 and 14 Jesus describes His followers in two very interesting ways. He says, “You […]Read more