The Trellis and The Vine – Chapter 3 Excerpts

I picked up a book that I started reading when part of the staff of another church, The Trellis and the Vine by Marshall and Payne.  So far, I'm loving it.  It reminds me of the first time I picked up Total Church by Timmis and Chester; I'm reading my own thoughts back along with several additions.  Here are … Continue reading The Trellis and The Vine – Chapter 3 Excerpts

Buds into Blossoms

Those who set out to make disciples quickly discover that the reason more people don't go down this road is because of the utter impossibility of achieving results. Our part is simply faith and faithfulness.  While rereading Ragamuffin, I have just come across this wonderful poem from Tagore: No, it is not yours to open … Continue reading Buds into Blossoms

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 … Continue reading Blessings from Above