The Mission of the Church

The church's mission is to reach others for Christ and to help them become mature followers of Christ. When our plans or priorities conflict with that mission we must change. The mission statement Christ issued for his followers is actually quite simple, "Go and Make Disciples". Somehow along the way it is easy for a … Continue reading The Mission of the Church

Thoughts on Evangelism

In Revival and Evangelism I spent most of the post talking about revival and not evangelism. For the past several days I have been thinking about evangelism and different methods of evangelism. So, first let's look at the meaning of the word evangelism. According to Merriam-Webster On-line evangelism is "the winning or revival of personal … Continue reading Thoughts on Evangelism

Revival and Evangelism

Recently there has been a discussion on one of the blogs I read about Todd Bentley. Bentley has been holding "revival" services in Lakeland, Florida since April. Some are calling it the "Florida Outpouring" and making claims of all kinds of healings. So far Bentley has been unable to provide proof that any healings have … Continue reading Revival and Evangelism

The Power of Books

Last night I was thinking about books that have influenced my life. Not just books I like but truly life changing books. Of course for me a given and Sunday School answer is the Bible. I beginning mulling over the idea of what books have really impacted my life. I decided to limit my list … Continue reading The Power of Books