Before You Plant a Church – Part 1 – Don’t Forget Your First Member

The aim of this series is not to discount the power of the Holy Spirit in expanding the Kingdom of God through church planting. I believe that the same power that launched the church in Acts 2 is still at ...
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A ‘Yes’ is Also a ‘No’

A few weeks ago, a close friend of mine was treating me to a pork chop lunch at Perry's.  If you haven't tried it, you must.  It's delicious and quite affordable.  This guy is also a pastor and one of ...
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Open Calling, Closed Doors: Waiting to Enter Vocational Ministry

In my last post, The Idolatry of Vocational Ministry, I discussed the importance of a sober evaluation of one's calling into vocational ministry.  One of the guys from the church I pastor asked if I was going to write an encouragement to ...
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The Idolatry of Vocational Ministry

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve spoken to a young man who was lamenting his day job and longing to be in full-time vocational ministry, I’d have 20’s of dollars. Over the last several years Steph and ...
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The Lost Art of Tentmaking – A Word of Caution – Part 4

A WORD OF CAUTION If you are just tuning into this series, you may want to go read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before reading through this post. As I have been writing from my experience as a ...
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The Lost Art of Tentmaking – Part 3

If you haven't had an opportunity to read Part 1 and Part 2, I'd encourage you to do so before proceeding through this post. When Steph and I moved to The Woodlands / Magnolia, TX area to plant Christ Community ...
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The Lost Art of Tentmaking – Part 2

Part 2 - What Should You Do? In part 1 of this series I explored the possibility of the need to work extra jobs to ensure that your calling to your family and to plant a church are faithfully fulfilled ...
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The Lost Art of Tentmaking – Part 1

After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, ...
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No Resolutions, Just Simple Goals

If I were to have any resolutions, I would likely steal some from Jonathan Edwards.  In lieu of this, I have decided to merely stick with setting some personal goals for 2014. Resolutions have often left me disenchanted and frustrated ...
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