Church Growth

Before the eggs, presents, candy, brunches, new clothes, bonnets, and bunnies Easter was celebrated over a span of time. The darkest day of this season was the Friday before Easter—oddly known as Good Friday. Unlike Black Friday—this day didn’t kick off a major event—it put a screeching halt to the season. It is the day […]

Every year Lori and I stand before Agape and read this “Ethical Conduct” agreement with our church. Our church planting organization, Kairos Church Planting, has encouraged ministers/leaders to do this each year. We continue to support our existing leaders, interns, and others in leadership to take this similar covenant before their people. Covenants are important–they remind […]

Resistance: The Call of the Church Jesus is Caesar: Called to Resist September 9 : Click to Listen to Sermon Today we begin our series discussing the early church as a community of resistance. When we think of resistance, we might find that people have different perspectives on the meaning of this word. If you […]

Covenants are as ancient as the world itself. From the beginning of the new world (post flood) God made a covenant with humans and creation. The Hebrew word BRT suggests a contract, agreement, relationship, and promise. It involved at least two parties and required commitment from both. While some today might suggest that a covenant […]

The Arabic letter “nun” which has been used to identify Christians as “Nazarenes” Yesterday we spent the morning praying for the globally persecuted church. Christians throughout the world, along with many other people and faiths, are abused because of their beliefs and faith practices. We watched video clips from those in China, Nigeria, Iraq, and […]

Allegiance: The Book of Hebrews for Today Example from Endurance Hebrews 10:1-39 As we continue in our series on the Book of Hebrews we have crossed the halfway mark. For the first three weeks, we discussed how the Hebrew writer was attempting to motivate the readers to grow while standing firm in their faith. We […]