If you don’t stand for something, you stand for nothing, and isn’t that something? Man, it’s hard writing things like this. I don’t know if it should be or not, but it certainly is. Because over the past few months, weeks, and days, I have seen on social media and in person, the people that I … Read more about Stand
If you can do any one thing, what would it be? "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Todd Clark “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill “There are no … Read more about Failure
"If your #church doesn't look like you, then it's not FOR you. And if it doesn't look like other people, then it's not FOR THEM either." - View Tweet Last week I was talking with my friend Chris Brooks about the church and racism, and how we need to move forward with a multi-ethnic movement that … Read more about Racism
Have you noticed how hard the church is getting hit these days? Warning: this is a slightly political post. However, let's do our best not to make this thing too political and more about how we relate to our neighbors. Why? Because we are at a point where we need to consider the sources and our … Read more about How to be Well Received
“You are not called to plant a church. You are called to be faithful.” Surrounded by four thousand young church planters, the main speaker gets up on stage and makes a passionate plea to the audience: “Go. Plant church planting churches.” And they go. They go out. They meet with STADIA, NewThing, … Read more about Be Faithful
Is there ever a right way to start off a conversation like this? Is it possible to ease into things and then hit people with gut wrenching information? How do you deliver such news? No one could have guessed that after three years we would be in this position, but alas, we are. We have officially … Read more about So … we closed our church after two and a half years.
A friend of mine is in trouble. His marriage is on the rocks, things were hidden, his church just found out, and this Sunday I am preaching on the topic of marriage. "Seems appropriate", some may say, but more than appropriate, it's difficult. I wrote out the following on my Facebook this afternoon, … Read more about Preaching on difficult topics.
My father-in-law says that there are only two sermons to preach: 1) Know Jesus, and 2) Be Faithful. This has been on my heart a lot this week. We continue to grow here at Catalyst, in numbers and in discipleship relationships, yet we are presented with the reality of a small church budget and … Read more about Faithfulness