I can’t think of a better venue for discipleship and leadership development than a weekly Sermon Application Team. And after five years, I can’t imagine writing a sermon without them.
Size shouldn’t be an excuse for neglecting membership.
Corporate lament is a unique voice that empathizes, models, and unites a body, especially when tension fills the room.
Lament is a “prayer in pain that leads to trust.”
Lament is a language the church needs to rediscover because life is hard, the gospel is beautiful, and the church must be a place that understands what we should do with our pain.
When you’re preaching through the Bible, don’t neglect Lamentations.
A few weeks ago, I led 50 leaders from our church on what we called a Civil Rights Vision Trip. Here’s what we learned.
I’ve been leading a mega-church for over a decade. While it’s not always easy, it hasn’t killed me. It hasn’t burnt me out—at least not yet.
When it comes to church discipline, there’s a familiar refrain: “The mega-church is just too big to discipline.” But does it have to be this way?
Mark Vroegop’s session at the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference, which aims to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches. http://www.9marksse.org
Don’t give up on that old constitution just yet. Consider renovating it first.