gospel footprint

INVENT A MINISTRY

INVENT A MINISTRY

The Smiths  spend most of the rest of their time trying to catch up with “life maintenance”—housework, shopping, paying bills, yard work, running errands, and all the rest. They almost always feel behind or overwhelmed.  They genuinely want to serve the Lord in and through His church. They have a good sense of the biblical priorities in life, but they struggle with what often seems too many priorities.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE CALLED

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE CALLED

It might surprise you, but in Scripture the idea of calling is not initially a career path we pick, a cause we choose, or a code we use for unlocking God’s will. Biblical calling is, first of all, something done for us. It is God’s summons to the Savior, and to his service.

WHEN YOU'RE SICK OF SAYING IT, YOUR LEADERS HAVE JUST HEARD IT

WHEN YOU'RE SICK OF SAYING IT, YOUR LEADERS HAVE JUST HEARD IT

It is commanded by Jesus that we are to increase our gospel footprint and our vision of reaching every man, woman, and child with the gospel.  We've said it so many times, haven't we?  Are we sick of repeating it?  Good.  Someone probably just hard you, and more than likely it was one of your leaders.

Understanding Yourself - Part 2

Understanding Yourself - Part 2

Once we discover how God has wired us uniquely, what should we do with such knowledge?  Self-awareness can definitely help you avoid burnout, but it is not the primary tool for Christian influence; rather we must surrender our strengths to Christ and let him work in and through us.  

The Reason Why We Read

The Reason Why We Read

Reading is a necessary skill in a literate culture, for it empowers us with knowledge, whether lifesaving information on safety labels or trivial details about celebrities. It is such a part of our lives that we no longer ask why we read. We just do it.  Out of all of the things we could possibly read in our world today the Bible is unlike any of them.

A Missional Family

A Missional Family

Increasing our Gospel Footprint is sometimes neglected in our closest contexts, namely, our own families.  We can forget that we not only have the responsibility to our loved ones, but also that a family can have a purpose and a mission to bring light to the community and to future generations.  Our definition of family matters immensely because it shapes the way that we minister to and with our spouse and children.