What to Look for in a Missionary Candidate

What character qualities does someone need to possess in order to be an effective missionary? Here's a snapshot.

How to Structure Your Church to Grow

I get asked a lot about what the right way is to structure your church for growth. Here's a sample question and my response.

It Started With Science Fiction: Reflections on Missional vs. Attractional Evangelism

Should churches primarily work at attracting seekers, or should churches practice a more missional approach?

‘I Never Knew Jesus Could Be Like This.’

These words from a frequent attender both encouraged and challenged me.

How to Overcome Lonely Leadership

Effective leadership is defined by community, not loneliness.

5 Types of Diversity You Should Seek for Your Team

To value differences is to value the strength of a team.

Leadership Mentoring: Inviting a Response

"I could trust that God was doing the heavy lifting of drawing people to himself. I would simply join him in the work!"

Prayer Is a Gateway to Evangelism

Paying attention to the needs around us can lead to opportunities that begin with prayer.

How Our Treatment of Prisoners Belies Our Faith

The U.S. currently has the largest prison system in history, and how we view prisoners often runs counter to our faith.

Lessons in Missional: One Church’s Journey

What Granger Community Church has learned from multiplication church planting and incarnational mission