Have you ever heard that story where an elderly lady puts an ad in the paper that says, “1967 Chevy For Sale: $500.00”? Yeah, you’ve probably heard this one. A young man answers the ad, and the lady takes him to the back barn where there appears to be a silhouette of a car underneath … More I’ve Got a ’67 Chevy For Sale
“How can I help you?” asked the director of booking at the Phantom Canyon Brewery. I told her we were a new church in town looking for a place to rent on Sunday mornings. I had interrupted a meeting she was having with a young lady planning a wedding rehearsal dinner. “You want to have … More That’s the Kind of Church I Want To Go To!
When Teresa and I knew that we were coming to Colorado Springs, we began a new chapter in our lives, one that would take us on an adventure beyond our expectations and dreams. During this season of transition, we had a plan: 1. Sell our house. Nothing was going to happen until we sold our … More Following the Bread Crumbs
We always try to do something at least once a month with the guys at KeyStone, a guys night out. This week we are meeting at a friend’s house and watching UFC. We invited everyone from the church, and then I ask the guys to invite some unchurched/unsaved friends. One of the guys responded, “I’ll … More I Need UnChurched Friends
There have been several words that I have learned in the “church-planting” world. Connection is up there with the best of them. Just about every church foyer, bulletin, or web site has this word blasted everywhere. But what does it really mean? From my experience, it means, “this is where you can learn how to … More Connection: Hip and Cool
There are some pretty simple rules when it comes to math, maybe that’s why I like math, unlike English or other “flowable”subjects, math is constant. When you apply the rules, you always get the right answer. 2+2 will always equal 4…always! This is why I like Jesus’ model of church planting. We have already established … More Addition Before Multiplication
What comes to mind when you think of the word “discipleship?” For most of us (self included) we usually tend to think of discipleship as another class the pastor, or teacher of the assimilation process, has created to let us know more about what it means to become a member! Discipleship is not membership! Discipleship … More Discipleship: Not Another 12 Week Course
Most people think of community as a fun filled time to get together with friends,have a bite to eat, maybe a pint or two, but in reality, community is a dirty word. It hit me the other day as we are journeying through the book of John. In chapter 11 Jesus raises Lazarus from the … More The Dirty Word: Community