Church, Theology, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Worship

Informal Church?

USA Today reported last week on the trend toward churches going "informal" as if this is a recent event. This is a trend that has been going on for the past forty years, and if you include the insanity of bus ministry, even longer. At our congregation, we are very casual but we still have… Continue reading Informal Church?

Book Reviews, Ecclesiology (Church), General

REVIEW – Reverberation

I have been reviewing books for most of the major Christian publishers for two years now. There have been a few decent books, but most of them have been substandard in my opinion. They are churned out because they have a guaranteed audience, with no consideration for content and a poor focus on editing. About… Continue reading REVIEW – Reverberation

Church, Growing Together, Heritage & Grace Merger

Growing Together, post 1

Yesterday, both Heritage Baptist Church and Grace Baptist Church announced plans to merge the congregations into one. To say this is an awesome movement of God would be an understatement, and we are all eagerly anticipating what God is going to do through the new congregation. (Of course, this is far from a done deal… Continue reading Growing Together, post 1

Church, Ten Commandments for Church Failure

Ten Commandments for Church Failure #1 – Quit Taking Risks

These posts are adapted from Donald Keough’s excellent book The Ten commandments for Business Failure. This book was such an excellent source of common sense and probable one of the best books I’ve read in some time. There are no guarantees in church leadership. There is no way to say for sure that this strategy… Continue reading Ten Commandments for Church Failure #1 – Quit Taking Risks

Church, Innovate 09, Videos

Innovate Conference – Ed Stetzer

In the church, we need to take seriously the damage and danger of sin. I really expected Ed Stetzer to throw statistics and charts at us. I think it may have been what he was planning to do. A funny thing happened on the way to the church… He spoke on the topic of “Secret… Continue reading Innovate Conference – Ed Stetzer