Please Pray for My Brother

My older brother, Harley, and his wife Heidi are starting a church (North Pointe Baptist Church) in Wooster, OH, which is 45 minutes from where I was born.  I would like to ask you to pray for them.  Their opening service will be March 29, 2009.   Here are some prayer requests from their latest prayer […]

20 Characteristics of a Church Planter

source Am I a Christian? (John 3:16) Am I passionately in love with Jesus, and is He the Lord of every area of my life? (Personal spiritual dynamics is the second most important area.) Do I believe His word, and does it affect my life deeply? Am I Spirit-filled, Spirit-directed, Spirit-led, and Spirit-controlled? (Acts 1:8) […]

The Results Are Up To God

I just read this post and though it made a good point about how we need to serve God and do the best we can and then just leave the results up to God.  I don’t think we should let this be an excuse for laziness and lack of diligence, but I think that we […]

Pray for Wayne Cooke – Middletown, NY

My good friend Wayne Cooke is starting some pre-launch Bible studies for their new church on Sunday, 23 March at 9.00 AM for people in the Middletown, NY area.  If you are in the area or know someone who is looking for a good church in that area, I encouraged you to attend services.  If you are […]

Great Advice from Charles Spurgeon

In enlarging upon my text, let me say first, — when you commence your ministry make up your mind to begin with a clean sheet; be deaf and blind to the longstanding differences which may survive in the church. AS soon as you enter upon your pastorate you may be waited upon by persons who […]

When You are Not Failing You are Not Growing

I read that quote on this blog, and it really helped me.  I have failed so many times that I am ashamed.  I have struggled alot in my life with failure because I am a perfectionist and want people to think I am perfect.  (I know, I know, you already knew that I am not […]

Control Freak

This article  just had a major impact on me.  I am definitely a control freak at times and need to enable, empower, and release other to grow and do the ministry.

The Next Level

Last night, we had a good time looking at Genesis 22 and how Jacob wrestled with the angel of God.  12 folks were out for the service with 1 first time visitor. The lessons we looked at from Jacob were very helpful to me as we praying, plan, and desire to go to the next […]

Church-Planting Blog

My good friend and mentor Austin Gardner has started a new blog called Church Planting Discussions.  I want to encourage you to check it out and subscribe by email.  He has two threads going right now on the Church Planter and a Biblical Plan for Restoration.  I guarantee you that, if you are interesting in learning […]