What Mission Leaders Want From Church:

Not too long ago, in the Cloud Forest Region of Ecuador, we had a round table of sorts with mission leaders from multiple nearby communities to discuss these three questions: 1. What do you want from ‘church?’     2. What do you think people want from ‘church?’   And…   3. What does Jesus […]

Plowers, Planters, Waterers, Growers, and Harvesters – Who's Who in God’s Kingdom?

“So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” (1 Corinthians 3:7) I’ve been thinking  about workers in the harvest. Jesus told his disciples; “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers […]

Are You Planting 'End-of-Life' Churches?

Does it bother you when a manufacturer designs its product so that it breaks down after a specific amount of time?  Does that seem immoral to you?  Maybe you are fastidious at taking care of things and tend to get more life out of your possessions than the average person.  Right now, I’m writing this blog on […]

If the Church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets. Why are so many trying to build it on the foundation of pastors?

Possible Points of Considerations: There’s only one church and Jesus is it’s Chief Cornerstone. There’s only one foundation to the church.  We can’t lay foundations over foundations. Prophets & Apostles are no longer needed. Someone’s got to step in. The Bible has been completed and there’s no more special revelation. They existed in their time […]

The ‘No-till farming’ Revolution & Its Applications for the Church II

I’ve recently read This Article about “No-Till Farming.” It sparked some thoughts on which I began to blog yesterday.  I would suggest that you start with that article as it lays the foundation for this one and those that will follow.  It can be found HERE. The 10 points I extracted from the original article are as […]

Why We Call it, "Discipleship Group."

Every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in a small town in the middle of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, people from surrounding communities gather for what we call, “Discipleship Group.” There is a core group of attendees, an “inner circle” if you will, but we’ve seen folks come from all over the world. The group in this […]