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You can’t do the “one anothers” without one another!

July 12, 2018 | church attendance, church growth, church involvement, fellowship, love one another

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” — John 13:34-35 “About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active… Read more »

4 ways you can help with phase one

April 20, 2018 | building, church growth, giving, partnership, prayer

“I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day… Read more »

Vision Sunday Recap

February 2, 2018 | church, church growth, church membership, mission, purpose, vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 KJV “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 ESV This past Sunday we talked about the importance of being in alignment with God’s Word and with one another visionally. With this in mind we shared… Read more »

Two ways you can help us prepare for a full house this Easter

March 31, 2017 | church, church growth, easter, full house, invitational, invite

“And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 ESV). “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be… Read more »

An equipping and sending church culture

January 6, 2017 | church growth, devin gallagher, discipleship, equipping, missional, sending

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV). “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am… Read more »

The 4 Commitments of Life Changing Small Groups

August 25, 2016 | church growth, community groups, faith, fellowship, Gary Combs, koinonia, small groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our… Read more »

The joy and sorrow of cross cultural ministry

June 24, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, cross cultural ministry, God, gospel, hispanic, jesus, nations

“And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” (Acts 14:27 ESV). I’m a little sad. We recently had to close the door on our Hispanic ministry. We launched our Spanish-speaking worship services on Easter Sunday 2012 and within two… Read more »

Stop going to church

March 18, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, family, God, grace, Spirit, witness

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom… Read more »