5 Steps to Create Missional Alignment in your Church

About once a year I will notice that my vehicle has a tendency to pull in a certain direction while I am driving. While it is my intent to go straight, it seems that I struggle to keep the wheels from veering to the left or right.  When this occurs I know it is time... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Identity

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear... Continue Reading →

Effective Disciple Making: Invite Everyone, Invest in a Few!

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 Great disciple making movements are not created through large scale invitations to crowds.  Great disciple making movements begin small and grow big.  Effective disciple making doesn’t depend on... Continue Reading →

The Most Overlooked Component of Church Revitalization

A 2010 study by the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary found that only 6.8% of Southern Baptist churches can be considered "healthy churches."  The man who led that study was my doctoral mentor Dr. Bill Day.  The results of that study were considerable because it didn't simply... Continue Reading →

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