Something True About God

“An attribute of God is whatever God has in any way revealed as being true about Himself.” – A.W. Tozer This is the third article in a series called The Knowledge of The Holy in which each article will be based around a chapter from A.W. Tozer’s book of the same name (my review). This is a…

The Incomprehensible God

“The child, the philosopher, and the religionist have all one question: ‘What is God like?’” This is the second article in a series called The Knowledge of The Holy in which each article will be based around a chapter from A.W. Tozer’s book of the same name (my review). This is a journey worth taking because…

Why We Must Think Rightly About God

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” — A.W. Tozer This is the first article in a series called The Knowledge of The Holy in which each article will be based around a chapter from A.W. Tozer’s book of the same name (my review). This is…

The Most Important Thing About You

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” — A.W. Tozer I first opened The Knowledge of The Holy three years ago. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit it took me that long to read its 117 pages, but only somewhat. Some of that time was spent…

Why You Don’t Read Your Bible

Over and over again, studies show that the most important thing for spiritual growth is reading the Bible. Yet it’s the one thing most people in the church aren’t doing. Only 45% of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week. For each church attender who does read their Bible every day,…

The Ministry Shift that Changes Everything

What if there was a shift you could make in ministry that would change everything? Authors Colin Marshall and Tony Payne think there is one, and that it’s the most foundational idea in the Christian faith — discipleship. This is the theme running throughout their book The Trellis and The Vine. What “the trellis and the…

Why You’re Not Being Transformed

“In many cases our need to wonder about or be told what God wants in a certain situation is a clear indication of how little we are engaged in His work.” – Dallas Willard, Hearing God I talk to people all the time who are frustrated with where they are spiritually. They want to be…

Caring for the Poor in an Affluent Area

Brad Watson asked a really good question on Twitter: If you engage in a geographically centered mission in an affluent area, how will you care for the poor and welcome them into your community? — Brad Watson (@BradAWatson) I saw it right before bed and it has been messing with me ever since. It’s something…

Why the Great Commission is for Every Believer

You will often hear that The Great Commission is for every follower of Christ, but you don’t always see that logic worked out. The immediate context of Matthew 28 shows us that Jesus is speaking directly to his disciples before ascending into heaven: Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus…

Defining Success in Community Groups

The goal of being in community is never about numbers. If you’re a pastor or leader, it’s not about simply getting more people into groups. If you’re a member of a community group, the goal is not to check the boxes that you read your Bible, went to church, and attended your group for the…

Finding Time to Live in Community

As soon as you start thinking through meeting regularly with other people or families to share life with one another, meeting with a DNA group, and living on mission, all while caring for your own family, you start to get overwhelmed. How am I going to find the time to do all of this? I…

7 Foundations for Forming a Community Group

Starting a community group of any kind never follows a playbook. It’s always different, and usually doesn’t go how you thought it would. But there are some things you want to keep in mind as you go through the process of forming one. Below are 7 of those foundations for forming a community group.