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About That Extra Mile…

In Matthew 5:41, Jesus pointed to a common practice of the day: Roman soldiers were allowed to conscript Jewish civilians into service and force them to carry their packs for one mile. In Jesus’...

Top Ten Quotes: Habits of Grace

Recently our staff team read through David Mathis’ Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines. I’m a multi-readthrough veteran of Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney, so this was a fresh take on...

Q&A: How Can My Church Get Friendlier?

Q: The question I continually hear is that churches are NOT friendly and welcoming. How can we change that? [from the 2020 Blog Survey] A: Let me start with a little pushback: I’ve yet...

[Webinar] Leading Volunteers During a Pandemic

Recently I teamed up with my friends Mark Waltz, Jason Young, and Greg Atkinson for a panel discussion about how to lead our volunteers and honor our guests when the church isn’t gathering physically....

#comeandsee: Digital Discipleship in an Online World

We’re just emerging from Easter 2020 where 99.9% of us had no public gatherings. And let’s get the Thank-You-Captain-Obvious statement out of the way: having services sequestered to an online-only environment is far from...