So this happened last night in England. I was eating a burger in a restaurant in Birmingham, UK with a friend from Budapest. I was just relaxing. Ready to head back to the States after speaking for three days at a NewForms Gathering for leaders around Europe. The restaurant was pretty full. We were packed into a […]
Some of us know a lot about Jesus. But we have been “cursed” with an inability to talk about him with others in meaningful ways. Here’s a simple way to get back to effectiveness in evangelism.
My recent visit to Bryan and Sierra in Montana left me misty-eyed and in awe. They gave me permission to share their story. Keep reading — you’ll be amazed what happens at the end.
Our family entered our 50th US State! We had a little celebration together. We wanted to say a quick hello and invite you to join us:
The last few weeks, our family traveled from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. Yep, West Coast to East. Next week, our family will be in our 50th U.S. state together. Wow… What a ride. We had several strategic stops on this last trip. There are deeply encouraging stories about people encountering Jesus. For now, I wanted to share something more personal… I […]
This week our family traveled across Alaska in an RV. As we travel, we make friends. We invite people to experience Jesus. Not religion, mind you. Freedom. Joy. Hope. Love. The Jesus Way of Life…
We all need inspiring messages sometimes. But when it comes to reproducing leaders, “lectures” are the absolute least effective way of helping people transform and remember a set of skills or information. Check out this learning pyramid: Jesus was brilliant. He modeled and interacted with those he trained for leadership. And he sent them out to immediately teach what they […]
I believe Jesus created the Church to be a viral movement transforming cities and nations. Followers of Jesus seek to emulate his example. He is the greatest movement founder in history. Jesus started a movement with 12 people and a handful of other men and women that 2,000 years later still multiplies. It will one day reach every nation […]
85% of people I encounter (even strangers) are willing to listen to a short teaching about Jesus. Most people are spiritually hungry — even if they’re averse to religion. Jesus came to show us an entirely new way of doing life – for our days on earth and for eternity. His way is good news for everybody! This week, I […]
Sometimes you just gotta show up. I spent this week in Watts. Watts is a neighborhood in Los Angeles often associated with crime, the historic riots, and gang activity. It’s also a cultural crossroads in L.A. with some amazing people I now call friends. Several friends came from around L.A. and out of state to […]