Church Planting

“Follow Jesus on the journey he has planned for you, and invite your people along.” “When God called me to plant a church, he intended for me to go on a journey with him. The beginning and end of this journey are not results, but the love of God in Christ. That is the promisedContinue reading “Church Planting”

Leading a Church of Less Than 100

Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Less Than 100? Most of the time church planting is a long, hard slog. Ed Stetzer I came across this article and really thought of this as reality. I lead a church of 80 or so at the beginning stages of year 2. I sometimesContinue reading “Leading a Church of Less Than 100”

We Followed the Steps – Where’s the Church Growth?

This article really ministered to me today. All pastors should feel this way about their churches. Church Growth by Karl Voters There are no guaranteed steps to church growth. Because the church is people. And people don’t come with guarantees. So, what’s a pastor to do? Here’s the only advice I know. Faithfulness doesn’t helpContinue reading “We Followed the Steps – Where’s the Church Growth?”

New Galatians Sermon Series

Sunday, July 24 begins a new journey through the book of Galatians for City Church Del Rio. As we begin to close out the summer, I want us to be prepared for the upcoming fall. You might ask, “why?” Thus fall has been on my heart for City Church Del Rio to begin its growthContinue reading “New Galatians Sermon Series”

Seven Reasons Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Churches to Grow

Today, I am posting an excellent article by Thom Rainer. Let me know what you think. It is highly unusual to hear church members say that they don’t desire their churches to be obedient to the Great Commission. Indeed, it is common for the members of a pastor search committee to tell a prospective pastorContinue reading “Seven Reasons Some Church Members Don’t Want Their Churches to Grow”