I’ve seen (and at times participated in) too much debate over the years about the “right” way to do church. Looking back, I was probably wrong as much as I was right. There is no one right way to do church. You don’t “do” church anyway. I can’t “do” church anymore than Jen and I […]
Like a small seed goes into fertilized ground, germinates, and eventually multiplies, we can seed small churches into the soil of cultures and communities that don’t yet follow Jesus. A multiplying movement can start with a handful of disciples who begin gathering others in their community together to encounter Jesus. This short series explores a […]
Movements are built around simple, reproducible practices. Here are three practices you can use to make a huge impact with relatively little effort.
“Go into the highways and byways and invite them to come…” Jesus was great at inviting diverse people into the kingdom of God. We can be great at it, too.
I recently joined my friend, Ray Hilbert, at America’s Best Hope, an initiative to call for a movement of disciple makers. Here’s the interview I did with Clark Kellogg at the event.
Fall 2000 I sat in the small living room of the student residence hall. It was dark and dingy, smelling slightly like a paradoxical mix of locker rooms and A and F Cologne. I’d met a student athlete in the parking lot and we were now here in his room. I’d had the chance […]
In an orphanage in Ukraine, a group of children gather together to meet with Jesus. A 12 year-old girl and her friends lead them. A couple weeks ago, Jesus healed one of them at their simple church gathering. (more…)
I spent the last week in Kona, HI (hard, right?) training YWAM DTS missionaries with my friend Pam Arlund. We equipped around 300 students to make disciples and plant simple churches that can multiply among youth. We’ve seen this process begin on hundreds of universities the last three years. The idea is simple, powerful, and […]
“What do you do with kids at a house church?” I’ve heard this question many times. As a father of four kids, the question of what you do with kids when you’re part of a house church (or network of house churches) isn’t a theoretical one; it hits at the heart of the responsibility to […]
This weekend, I traveled to Austin, TX for a” family reunion” of student churches from UT and a few reps from other Texas campuses. We stayed at a cabin on a beautiful ranch in the hills outside Austin. I took my four year old, Hudson. We had good father-son time and even got to fish […]