Why Does the Church Exist?

We need to measure the success of any church based on whether the church is fulfilling the purpose of it’s existence.

Don't Give Up (Seattle Seahawks - World Champions) |

Don’t Give Up (Seattle Seahawks – World Champions)

I loved watching the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl. I loved watching the parade through the streets of Seattle a few days later.

Mission is the Basis for the Bible |

Mission is the Basis for the Bible

Recently I had the privilege of teaching the first session of the Perspectives course in Yakima, Washington.

Missional Initiatives |

Missional Initiatives

Missional Initiatives aren’t just about meeting needs and serving others. Missional Initiatives are connected directly to the mission of Jesus. We serve and bless and meet needs as we are on mission to make disciples who make disciples.

Free Excerpt of The Missional Journey

Last year I had the privilege of writing The Missional Journey with Bob Logan. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, I’d like to invite you to download a free excerpt today!

Missional Challenge Quiz - Try it! |

Missional Challenge Quiz – Try it!

I put together this quiz for students at Adelphia Bible School at the end of a class I taught on the mission of the Church. If you’ve been reading our Missional Challenge blog, you will probably ace this. Give it a try!

Taking Measurements

Have you stopped to take current measurements as you start the new year? This is an incredibly important and valuable thing to do.

Where to Start and Where to End

When I work with church planters it seems they want to talk about the vision that God’s given them to plant a church.

Why Did God Send Jesus? |

Why Did God Send Jesus?

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

Missional Living and the Gospel |

Missional Living and the Gospel

The gospel is the good news of salvation through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross as the sacrifice for sin. His death canceled “the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross” (Col 2:14).