THE CONVICTION TO LEAD25 Principles for Leadership That MattersBy Albert Mohler Al Mohler's The Conviction to Lead wasn't what I was hoping for. I had high hopes because I knew of his fabled revolution at Southern Seminary. Many people in Southern Baptists circles consider the theological and institutional overhaul Mohler sparked to be legendary. I looked forward to hearing his firsthand anecdotes and insights from this epic history. But Mohler hardly ever references or elaborates on this … [Read more...] about The Conviction to Lead
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CHURCH PLANTING IS FOR WIMPSHow God Uses Messed-up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary ThingsBy Mike McKinley Church Planting is For Wimps by Mike McKinley will captivate you. It consists only of about a hundred pages, but McKinley packs it with punches. I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in one sitting. Church Planting... takes the form of a personal narrative shaped around Mike's experience revitalizing a church in Virginia. His lively writing keeps you … [Read more...] about Church Planting Is For Wimps
Let's just say some people call me a Kellerite. So yes, I'm excited about this! Now on Twitter... … [Read more...] about Timothy Keller on Twitter
Should you go on a mission trip? I think the answer is yes! Here are five simple but significant reasons you should consider going on a mission trip. To discover missions. The best way to understand missions is to participate in missions. Mission trips give us eyes to see the need, and so often, that vision produces a heart and understanding for ministry. So to go is to know is to do missions!To discover community. You might suppose hanging out produces community. Wrong! Coming around a … [Read more...] about Five More Reasons to Go on a Mission Trip
We live in a pluralistic society where ideas and cultures collide. As Christians, how should we navigate these collisions? Watching the ministry of Jesus gives us a clue. To any controversy Jesus brought grace and truth. Grace Jesus did not avoid controversy. He allowed all kinds of sketchy types and rejects to join him (Matthew 9:10). He talked with sinners and saints, conservatives and liberals, the religious and irreligious, Jewish zealots and Gentile heretics. And to all of these … [Read more...] about How Jesus Navigates Controversy and Culture
Mission trips play an important role in the life of believers, and they constitute a legitimate form of ministry. The idea of traveling on purpose and in the name of Jesus is biblical. The Apostle Paul planned epic trips to plant churches, but he also made small trips to simply visit and encourage believers. And on the flip side, Paul welcomed the visits and care given by his friends when he was in difficult ministry situations. Mission trips are real ministry. Sure, mission trips … [Read more...] about Are Mission Trips a Good Idea?