“Are You Still Watching?” Thinking Rightly About Online Worship Views

Over the last two months, I've watched a scene unfold more than once. As the reality set in for pastors and church leaders concerning the ramifications of this pandemic, an initial concern followed. Many churches that were already plateaued or declining in regular attendance suddenly faced the need to forego in-person weekly corporate worship services.…

There are Only Three Kinds of Church Growth

Back in 1970, Donald McGavran published a book that has since become one of the most influential books in Christian missions. The book is called Understanding Church Growth. For the vast majority of people reading this article (assuming I have my normal audience), you have probably never heard of McGavran or his book. No worries;…

When Making Disciples Doesn’t Mean Growing

Our task given by Jesus is to make disciples not to grow our church. Now, before I unnecessarily offend you with that statement (or give you undue reason to celebrate), give me a chance to clarify. Christ's great commission to his church was to go and make disciples of all nations. That's it. In one…