Having a Passion and a Plan for Evangelism

Recently, I was asked by a colleague who pastors and teaches a course on evangelism (!) about my thoughts on the practice. Here it is: What about you? Do you have a passion and plan to help people make a connection with Christ? Most of us don’t and that’s a problem. Helping others come to…

5 Steps

Recently, we completed a series called the Art of Neighboring. I’m often humbled and impressed with how the Lord guides me through His Word. But this series, I believe was exceptionally important. Recently and often, I hear people try to compress Jesus’ ministry to one word: Love. They’ll say, “Jesus was all about love and he…

Isolation

“It would have been better if they shot me…” One of the worst mass killers in the world complained this week about being kept in isolation. Norway’s notorious killer Anders Breivik was in court to complain about the inhuman conditions he’s been kept in since he was convicted of murdering 77 people. I’m not here…

Called (Pt 2: Compelled)

I knew I was meant to serve as a Pastor because it was NOT what I wanted to do. It’s true. Being a pastor sounded hard (esp I knew it meant going back to school) and I knew it probably wouldn’t be a comfortable living (work long and odd hours, often on-call and it’s certainly not…

Bike Through Traffic

 Daniel Lemke is biking across America with a message of hope. He’s raising awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. And he needs your help to complete his journey. Follow him on your social networks and if you’re able, help meet new friends along his route out west.   Check out Bike Through Traffic here and follow him…

Haiti Insider Mission

We’re thankful for friends Doug & Nancy Stevens who are continuing their ministry in Haiti in January. Doug and Nancy will be returning to Haiti in January, 2016, with teachers (and sisters-in-law) Kristy Klays and Tracy Kays from Phoenix, to complete another teacher training seminar and continue the Pastoral instruction. How can you get involved? …

Why so nice?

I’m THAT guy. The one who makes conversation with cashiers and people in the street that I pass. I think I have a sense of appropriate space and time, but yeah, I’m that guy, who’s always talking to people. And now, my kids are starting to notice. I took Sabrina with me to HEB. She’s…

EduConnect at Old Town Ele

Some time ago, church leaders in the Austin area began to ask city leaders what they could do to make the most positive impact on our community. What they heard surprised them… Studies show a strong link between third-grade reading proficiency and future prospects for a positive adult live. A student who moves through the 3rd…

See You At The Pole

It was a stretch to get all 5 of our kids up a little earlier today but we made it (late) to See You At The Pole. In the past, we’ve maybe made it with just a couple of our kids or I think last year we sent our older kids to it, while I…