For a decade of my life I was privileged to lead a church that was very effective at reaching the lost. Through prayer, hard work and a relentless Gospel focus we experienced strong growth primarily due to new believers being added to our church roles. During that time God taught
Yes, vampire churches are among us!
I'm not talking about churches full of red-lipped, pale-skinned Draculas (that would be creepy!) No, I'm talking about churches that live off the lifeblood of other churches (well, I guess that's creepy too.)
This breed of church flies into town and announces their arrival with
Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division (300,000 divided by 50 states) and that equals 6,000 churches per state. Wow! That's a lot of churches!
Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can
When it comes to working out there are show muscles and there are go muscles. Biceps are the show muscles. Wear a Polo shirt that's a little tight in the sleeves and you can easily flex your way to impressing others around you (assuming you have enough bicep bulk.) Put
There are over 300,000 Protestant chuches in America. Virtually every city in the United States has an abundance of Bible-believing faith communities. Millions upon millions of Christians attend these churches and, yet, this country is not reached for Christ yet. Why? Here are seven reasons:
1. We have outsourced the
Acts 19:1-20 provides a powerful template for how to spiritually and numerically blow a church up. This Biblical "bomb building" passage gives three key ingredients to make the biggest boom for Jesus possible in your congregation:
The Nitrogen: Preach the gospel clearly (Acts 19:1-7.)
The Glycerin: Multiply the gospel
Spiritually speaking how do you blow up a church, youth group, campus ministry or Sunday school with the right brand of new-believers-being-added-to-the-kingdom growth?In HTBACU Part 1 we discovered the Nitrogen which is to preach the gospel clearly. In Part 2 we discover the Glycerin which is to multiply the gospel
Okay, not literally. I'm talking about the kind of spiritual and numerical church explosion we read about in the book of Acts. And these principles don't just apply to a church setting. They can apply to a youth group or campus ministry as well. There's a very interesting statement in
With over 350,000 Protestant churches in America alone and millions more spread across the globe one question plagues me day and night...why isn't the world reached for Christ yet? As I've thought about it I've come up with a short list. Agree or disagree I want you to think about