The Words of Life and Death: Choose to Speak Life

I cringed. Surrounded by a group of women of all ages—empty nesters, middle-aged and young moms—one young mom was expressing her struggles with her preschoolers. The constant discipline, the tantrums over “trivial” things, and the exhaustion from late nights with early mornings were wearing on her. Other young moms in the room quickly jumped in…

Christian Hospitality as Happy Hospitality by Dave Zuleger

Introduction: What is Hospitality? As you go to the word to define hospitality you find the idea of “welcome.” We see in the book of Acts that as people went on missionary journeys they were welcomed into the home of others there temporarily to stay. We see the idea of welcoming guests and strangers (Hebrews…

Faithfulness in a Fruitless Ministry by Michelle Tipton

When you genuinely strive toward faithfulness in your leadership, friendships, counseling situations, or evangelistic opportunities, you can’t shake the discouragement when those to whom you minister meet you with blank stares or hard hearts. While working toward faithfulness, every Christian will come to a point where they feel they are failing. Disappointment often follows when…

Multiply Disciples, Yes. But how? Five Practical Tips for Making Disciples

Recently I posted an article arguing for the idea of multiplication. That is, as Christians we are called to make disciples (Matt 28:18–20). We hope the disciples we make will, in turn, make other disciples. In short, multiplication = disciples making more disciples. I’m not going to rehash that argument. If you are interested, you…

“Pastors need the right fuel or else they’ll be drained.” A word to pastors from Brian McCoy.

Photo by Sara Farshchi on Unsplash According to Dictionary.com the word “fuel” is a noun with three meanings: Combustible matter used to maintain fire, as coal, wood, oil or gas, in order to create heat or power. Something that gives nourishment; food. An energy source for engines, power plants, or reactors. Like your physical health, your spiritual health…