Posts from April 2018

Baptism Celebration

      On May 20th, we’re having another Baptism Celebration. These are some of my favorite gatherings. If you haven’t been to one recently, get ready — they are high energy and lots of fun! And why shouldn’t they be? Remember, Jesus is like a shepherd who, at the end of the day, finds he only had 99 of his 100 sheep and even though it’s…

Ekklesia = The Ones Called Out = The Church

        What does a life “called out” look like? God has the prophet Micah describe what he wants from us. He begins by asking a rhetorical question:          With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten…

Numbers that Matter

      Pastors are notorious for trying to measure the health of the church they lead using numbers….attendance…giving…square footage. (True confession: I’ve certainly fallen into this more than once myself.) Numbers aren’t bad-not even the ones I just mentioned-some numbers matter more than others. Here’s a number that I think matters…

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