Stories from Church Starters

Church at Its Core

A picture of Michael (second from the right) and others in the Mosaic community serving during one of their "Fifth Sunday Missional Projects."   One of my main hopes as I began my ministry at Mosaic Church of Clayton was to experience church in a different, creative,...

Responding in a Worthy Manner

A colleague emailed me with a question regarding why a program wouldn't work correctly on her computer.  I went to her room to see what was going on.  I walked her through the steps to get it working and got to the point where you select "allow" (for access to the...

Leading and Loving Millennials

God has a divinely inspired way of preparing His’ leaders for their call to serve Him like none other. The words of the Lord assure; “Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he...

Tactician

Tactician – field savvy (more lessons from the Platoon Leader’s Manual) The church starter becomes a tactician in understanding the environment (culture) of his mission.  In mission strategy, we learned there are three strategies for mission outreach.1  The...

Sudden Change

  When I played football in college at Alabama A&M University (Go Bulldogs!) my coaches would always talk about how to deal with sudden change. In nearly every game there were instances where the momentum would change suddenly. It could be an interception or a fumble....

Giving Our All to Jesus

“A man who won’t die for something, is not fit to live.” (Martin Luther King, Jr) Are we willing to live in total surrender to Jesus to the point of death?

“I Am Praying for You.”

“I am praying for you.” Those were the parting words shared with us by Pastor Florel Mondesir, following our recent visit to his church on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We met him and his wife while on a vision trip to Haiti with Compassion International....