A Model for Discernment in the Missional Church Context, Part 2

Personal Context One of the earliest decisions we made as a community was that we would not have “formal” membership. In those early days, many believed that the desire to be a place where people could belong before they believed superseded the need for formal membership. This meant, though, that we were for all intents[…]

It’s Official

Yup- it’s official. Between school, ministry, family, the side business that pays for school, I officially have more to do than time in which to do it. And that doesn’t even include the things I would LIKE to be doing, but just don’t have time for right now, things like exercise and reading for enjoyment…[…]

Authority or Influence?

As a pastor, I have authority in my community- but authority is not really what I want. What I really want is influence. Authority is the ability to get people to do what I think they should do. Influence, however, is the ability to move people to want to do what they need to do.[…]