The Acts 9:31 Empowerment Model

Pushing my 1969 GTO muscle car down main street was an embarrassing irony for my 12th grade soul. I had the fastest car in town, but it was out of […]

What Church Unity Is … and Isn’t

In churches that are reaching unchurched people, there are always going to be issues of unity. Because the issues reach across political lines, we have to wade through messy political […]

5 Key Ways We Create and Cultivate Culture

Since the beginning of creation, humanity has been creating and cultivating—bringing into existence new ideas and new life, while simultaneously establishing a culture where ideas and life either flourish or […]

Empowering the Church for Missional Movement

In this new season of (almost) post-COVID ecclesiology, we’re seeing pastors, church leaders, and planters struggle to find movement. Not only are congregants increasingly tired, mentally retreating, and instilling new […]

Celebrating the Faithfulness of God

Earlier this year, two healthy multiethnic churches in and near Charlotte, NC, celebrated double-digit anniversaries.  Together with the people of Mosaic Church (Charlotte), founding pastors Naeem and Ashley Fazal celebrated […]

Planting Glocal Churches for the World

As followers of Christ we have been called to make disciples and to bring life and hope to a world of decay, disease, and death. The New Testament is a […]

Plant and Multiply vs. Extract and Disciple

It’s very possible that I’ve learned more about the nature of spreading the Gospel from watching zombie movies than going to seminary. True story. At the very base level, the […]

Three Timeless Communication Strategies

I’ve long believed that successful leadership depends more on good communication than it does on making all the right decisions. Many leaders fail not because of bad decisions, but because […]