I saw a really troubling image today. I can't verify the source, so I won't post it, but here's a description. It is a photo of a number of people praying for our economy, literally putting their hands on the "bull" in New York City. It looked a little like the children of Israel worshipping … Continue reading Do something now
Well, we're back. There is way too much from the second day of REVEAL to share it all. So here are some highlights from the day's really "catalytic" talk from John Ortberg. John is like an everyman's Dallas Willard, and I think he'd love to be called that. Are we creating, in ourselves and in … Continue reading Final REVEAL thoughts
Some really great pastors spoke more yesterday about a couple of these things that churches who do well excel at. 1. Make the destination clear, where disciples hear from God and then make a great impact in their community and their world. These churches make the "spiritual on-ramp" clear. That there are some really key … Continue reading More on destinations and the Word
This afternoon we heard from Greg Hawkins. 4 things that churches who are doing well are doing well! Check it out. 1. They are moving people towards a destination, and that destination is making disciples, and making them through a clear path of discipleship. 2. They embed the Bible in every part of church life, … Continue reading 4 things from REVEAL
Great talk from Bill Hybels this morning at REVEAL. For those who don't know, the study identified four basic categories of believers in our churches: Exploring Christ, Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, and Christ-centered. How do you get from one to the next phase? What are the "catalysts" for spiritual growth and development... Going … Continue reading REVEAL – It’s really simple!
Well, a group of us from Tri-County Church are here in Chicago today (again) for the REVEAL Conference. I'm going to try to keep some of you up-to-date on what's going on here through the day, so stand by for that. It looks like fun. So far, all I've done today is eat WAY too … Continue reading REVEAL
This weekend I couldn't play guitar at church due to a finger injury (it's healing very nicely now, thank you), and I had a dear friend fill in on guitar and led worship at our church from the Piano (which is not totally natural for me). Well, it went just fine, and reminded me again … Continue reading When I am weak…