Stories from Church Starters

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....

Creating Culture

The culture at the time of Jesus Christ was one in which tradition was the order of the day, Rome was in power, and the Jewish Chief Priests were the leading spiritual guides. Gentiles were excluded from spiritual conversations, spiritual blessings and the spiritual...

“NO” vs “YES”

The scripture makes it clear that our priority should be pleasing God rather than people. If that is, indeed ,God’s will for me as a Church Starter, why is it so difficult to accomplish? Perhaps my greatest weakness is “people pleasing”. I desperately want the...