Monthly Archives: April 2013

Counting the Lost

Last week I promised more to come.  Consider this final paragraph from last week’s post: Try this on for size:  If your church is not concerned about the number of people coming to Christ through your ministry, God will not … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost of Counting

Saturday I was leading a vitalization training/consulting session with a group of pastors and leaders from a church that is very strong in many ways.  The congregation is large and finances are stable, the preaching and teaching ministry is very … Continue reading

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Connecting the Evangelism Dots

I am struck more and more these days by the apparent contradiction between the plan of a sovereign God to gather an eternal family and the anemic impact of the typical American evangelical church in terms of evangelism. Where is … Continue reading

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Wanting to Change

The past weekend was just another weekend in a long string of weekends when I have presented church vitality training.  I flew into Memphis, TN, on Friday and then drove across the Mississippi border to a hotel near the training … Continue reading

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If Not Evangelism, What?!

Last night I met with a group of about fifty people who are pulling out of a mainline denomination that has drifted far away from orthodoxy in order to start a new church in a solid conservative evangelical denomination.  So … Continue reading

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