Christian Cruises and the Great Commisson

As a pastor, my mailbox and my inbox are constantly stuffed with “mission opportunities” that have nothing to do with Jesus’ mission of making disciples. Some slick salesmen have even created new ways for us to serve Jesus while simultaneously appealing to our love for luxury and self-indulgence. Did you...

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Church Planter

Im reading through D. Patricks new book now. I plan to post my thoughts on it here shortly but until then take a look at his trailer on youtube, its pretty compelling.

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Excerpt: Well Nourished

A prolonged dependency on your mother is an indication that something is wrong with you. I remember a woman in my hometown (Palatka, Florida) that thought it was entirely appropriate to nurse her children until they were school age. To make matters worse, she was happy to nourish her children...

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Theology Matters

This weekend we had a great time of worship at Pillar Church. We invited the people of our church to show up an hour early this so that we could have a focused time of prayer for Colby & Annie Garman, our missionaries to Iceland. The Garmans are within a...

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Tomatos and Feet Fungus

Another Excerpt… “When it comes to churches the same is true, healthy churches grow. Good healthy churches and bad healthy churches. Mormonism for example is “healthy” and has grown very rapidly since Joseph Smith, Jr., founded the movement with only 6 members in 1830. In a little over 175 years...

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What to Sacrifice?

Here are a few more excerpts from the Church Planter material I have been working on… “If I had a dollar for ever time someone has advised me not to “sacrifice my family on the altar of ministry” I could travel to Home Depot and buy all the materials necessary...

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Excerpts

As I mentioned in the previous post, Colby and I have been working on some articles that we hope will eventually turn into a book on the subject of church planting. You can download the first article “The Church Planter Trifecta“. Also, here are a few tidbits from some of...

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A Few Updates

Trying to catch up here a bit on the happenings of my life. Pillar Church is going through some really exciting times right now. A few weeks ago a Marine in our congregation (Roy Garza) shared with our congregation his desire to plant a new church near the south gate...

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