Tag: Church Planting
Sermon Prep: Not Everyone Drives A Cadillac
This is what I do after almost twenty years of ministry, and six years of weekly preaching. It works for me.
I Was Diagnosed With Shiny Object Syndrome
I have a syndrome. I was diagnosed with it in the fall of 2016. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called “shiny object syndrome”. I exhibited the following symptoms:
Teaching and Preaching: What’s the Difference?
Brothers and sisters, preach the gospel as though you’ve been in the fires yourself. Preach truth to your own heart, your neighbors, your church, your co-workers and your family. Be a herald of the grace you received, through which God declared you righteous by faith in His Son, Jesus.
Church Planting: A Shaping Matter
The house is under contract, there are packing boxes everywhere, the moving truck is booked and it’s all coming together now. I’m planting a Church; New City Church in Bath, Maine, to be exact. My family, together as a team, is planting a Church and we see God’s fingerprints all over it. This does not…
Three Things I Do Know About Church Planting (Though I Have Much to Learn)
Since revealing the news that I’m going to be planting a Church I’ve been asked several times, “How does that even work?” “Do you even have a building yet?” “Who will come?” Now, part of me wants to tell them all the answers as if I know exactly how it’s going to work. I mean,…
Faith That Effects Our Children
We sat our children down for lunch and told them what God was calling us to do. “God is telling us to move back to Maine and plant a Church” I said. My wife and I have three Children. Their ages are twelve, ten and eight. That’s old enough to be deeply affected by such…