A Field to Plant

Years of life and ministry in a traditional church context had atrophied me into a missional paraplegic.  Strapped to my institutional chair, I looked out into a wider world longing to engage with it yet finding no means to do so.  When I read about the “Pockets of People” concept in Neil Cole’s Organic Church, it …

Blessings from Above

In 1 Cor. 2:4-5 Paul recounts to the Corinthians how he went about his missionary enterprise. “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” When going out to make disciples our …

The 5 Harvest Needs

As a person with an apostolic bent, I traffic in strategies.  I don’t just want to know that I’m supposed to go out into the world and make disciples, I want to know how and I want to show others how.  The 5 PoP’s which I first encountered while reading Organic Church by Neil Cole, immediately …

The Best Reason Not to Evangelize

Here it is: People are a mess.  It’s a temptation to stay within our small circle and not borrow trouble.  I actually knew a pastor who readily admitted that the messiness of broken people was the reason he did not evangelize.  But we’ve not been given that option.  Jesus left the only ideal environment to …

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