Will Your Church Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

by Ben Sternke on April 27, 2015

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Can I make a confession? I love zombies.

Well, not the zombies themselves (though I do feel pity for them). I love stories about zombies.

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Why Listening is the First Step of Evangelism

by Ben Sternke on April 20, 2015

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Normally we think of evangelism as a process of telling. We are proclaiming or sharing something.

And it is that, of course, but I’ve become more and more convinced that effective evangelism starts with listening.

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Why You Shouldn’t Replicate Yourself

April 15, 2015
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To replicate yourself is a common metaphor for disciple-making. But as often as I’ve used it, I’m starting to think that it is mostly unhelpful.

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Are You Leading Worship or Just Providing Entertainment?

April 6, 2015
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When your church gathers, are people being led to worship in the presence of God, or are they merely experiencing entertainment? How to tell the difference?

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Tests That Measure All the Wrong Things

March 30, 2015
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Do the “tests” we use to identify and train church leaders measure all the wrong things? If they aren’t measuring love, then maybe we have to say “yes.”

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Please Take My Reader Survey

March 23, 2015

I have way more ideas than I know what to do with. Help me hone in on what is most helpful for you by taking my reader survey.

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Love is the Killer App of Discipleship

March 16, 2015
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Love doesn’t seem like a strong or powerful thing to me, but I’m starting to learn that love is the killer app, the thing that makes everything else work.

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How to Build a Gospel-Fluent Community

March 2, 2015
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How can we build communities that have a culture of gospel fluency?

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Why Biblical Literacy Will Get You Nowhere

February 23, 2015
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If we’re going to do evangelism like Jesus did, biblical literacy will get us nowhere. Instead we need to seek gospel fluency.

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2 Ways Most Christians Fail at Evangelism

February 16, 2015
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Most Christians fail at evangelism in one of these two ways… but there is a third way we can look to…

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