Growth

Panoramic Beautiful Carpathian mountains in autumn

Perfectly In Charge

“All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:11 Absolute power in the hands of a perfectly loving, giving, and gracious God is a wonderful thing to behold. As a part of God’s perfect rule, one of the cool things He does is to give each follower of Jesus…

How We Grow People

Involvement, Membership, & Leadership at Mission Church A.  Basic Involvement–a big tent without walls At the level of simple involvement, formative discipline–teaching, training, care, prayer, fellowship–is all one will experience. But at Mission, anyone can get involved right upfront, take ownership, experience life-change, and start making a difference. Attendee Volunteer B.  Covenant Membership–a defined doorway with walls Entering into membership is the…

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Raising Up Real Men

We live in a world full of males who have prolonged their adolescence. They are neither boys nor men. They live suspended between childhood and adulthood, between growing up and being a grown-up. They won’t die for others, but live for themselves. Let’s call this kind of male Ban, a hybrid of both man and boy. This kind of male is everywhere,…

Healthy Growth, part 4: Philosophical Unity

Agreement on Priority and Methods Relationships… it’s about relationships, stupid. About 6% of the population thinks like a lead planter or pastor or preacher. Doctrine. Mission. The Glory of God. Everyone’s for them, but they’re rarely enough to recruit, inspire, motivate, and retain people as you grow leaders, teams, and the church. If you underestimate the power of relationship, then growth will…

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Healthy Growth, part 3: Respect and Friendship

The Grand Underestimation Relationships… it’s about relationships, stupid. About 6% of the population thinks like a lead planter or pastor or preacher. Motivated solely by Doctrine… Mission… The Glory of God. Everyone’s for them, but they’re rarely enough to recruit, inspire, motivate, and retain people as you grow leaders, teams, and the church. If you underestimate the power of relationship, then growth…