I once walked my church’s property with an owner of a landscaping business trying to get a bid on the cost of cutting the grass. I was busy, as usual, and just wanted the bottom line cost from him. I got much more. He pointed out how trees and bushes could look better and suggested … Read More

I recently attended a course on Church Revitalization at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in order to learn more about Revitalization. As the American Anglican Council’s (AAC) Director of Church Revitalization, it just made sense! One of the presenters, Jim Singleton, gave a very good, succinct summary of the challenge our churches are facing in America. … Read More

The analogy of fishing for evangelism and making disciples of Christ is a good one. I know this because Jesus is the one who made the analogy!  When Jesus called his first disciples, who were fishermen, he said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 (ESV). So, for nearly two millennia … Read More