Published: 3 years ago

Flashback Friday: It Matters

Every Friday we dive into the Wayback Machine for a little trip down memory lane. If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you. Not everybody is going to be on stage this weekend. Not everybody is going to be in the spotlight. Not …

Published: 3 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Are we putting too much emphasis on the moment of conversion? (via @_MichaelKelley) Sobering stuff to think about. You, like me, probably know someone in your life who at one time or another had what seemed to be a really genuine encounter with the gospel. They …

Published: 3 years ago

18 Really? Really.

  My firstborn turns 18 today. Yep, you read that right. I had to go back and read that first sentence a few times, myself. I’ll never forget that brilliantly sunny day in a tiny community hospital when I was fulfilling all of the …

Published: 4 years ago

Flashback Friday: Serve Him, Not Them

Around these parts, we talk a lot about serving our guests as well as our members. And that’s a great concept, as long as people behave themselves. When they don’t complain about the parking, when they worship with passion rather than complaining about the …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Raleigh Boy Scout battling cancer receives high honor (via @WRAL) If you’re not a part of the Summit, you may not have had the opportunity to get to know the incredible Noah Spivey. Noah’s fierce faith in Jesus has been inspiring all of us from …

Published: 4 years ago

Thursday Three For All

Humanity has only wiped out one disease—smallpox. This is the second. And we’re doing it without meds. (via @22Words) This is simply fascinating. Right now, a mother in South Sudan is sipping from the bucket of water she is carrying to her family. A …

Published: 4 years ago

When You Shouldn’t Talk to Your Guests

Yesterday we covered the six times in a weekend service that you should strategically plan to address your guests. But what about times when you should strategically plan not to talk to them? Any time you would single them out. True, the whole point of yesterday’s …

Published: 4 years ago

Six Times to Talk to Your Guests

Let’s start with the basics: we should aim to talk to our guests all the time. When they show up on the weekend, they are our honored guests (that’s why we call ’em guests, and not the V-word). But there are strategic times during …

Published: 4 years ago

Where Do I Serve? Three Areas That Should Intersect

Stephen is one of my favorite characters in all of scripture. He was one of the early servants of the early church, but it’s important to note that Stephen was a table waiter. He wasn’t an apostle, he hadn’t been to Bible college, and …

Published: 4 years ago

The Story Has Not Ended.

In December I shared the story of Ryan, Morgan, and Charlie: two dear friends and their little boy who is stuck on the other side of the world. Today, Ryan will land back in RDU after being in central Africa for 65 days. In …

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