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

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...
Developing a “Growth Mindset” for a Healthy Church Culture

Developing a “Growth Mindset” for a Healthy Church Culture

At the start of any organization, an important consideration is to decide on the type of culture that will drive the life and work of the group.  Healthy organizations understand that maintaining a dynamic and life-giving culture is important to its success.  One...
Giving Our All to Jesus

Giving Our All to Jesus

In 1917, a small handful of men set out to start a world-wide revolution following a man named Lenin who said, “We must train men and women who will devote to the revolution, not merely their spare evenings, but the whole of their lives.”  Within a few...

“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

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...