The Essential Church – Why In-person gatherings are vital and how many church leaders are failing.
“I believe that the local church is the most essential organization in the world and that many pastors, while speaking boldly on social justice issues, have remained silent when it comes to protecting their right to assembly. Unlike many, I don’t believe this issue is settled and I’m willing to have this discussion.”
When Heaven Came Down – Discovering what matters to God and what it looks like to give greater freedom for His presence in our services.
“I felt the Holy Spirit telling me If we want to be the church that Jesus is pleased with, we need to first know what matters to Him—and then make sure that’s what matters to us. It wasn’t numerical growth. It was His presence. As I read Jesus’ words it became clear that if we were to experience a greater expression of His presence, we too needed to make some changes. And I knew it started with me.”
The Myth of Safety. What the early church can teach pastors about leading during a crisis.
“No time in the recorded history of the early church was it safe to be a Christian. Can you imagine the early church making decisions whether or not to meet based on how “safe” it was? If they had, there wouldn’t be a church today. The one thing the early church refused to do in light of the most horrific circumstances, was to give up gathering.”