Category Archives: Ecclesiology

To Be The Church

Here is our most recent To Be The Church video. You can get weekly updates on this initiative at tobethechurch.com.

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Church Membership is a Big Deal

This weekend we will welcome 42 new people into membership at LifePoint. I really enjoy “Membership Sunday,” which comes around about 4 times a year. It is a day where our church family gets to visibly witness the work that … Continue reading

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What’s The Point of Church?

Earlier this week I posted on the first part of our mission statement at LifePoint. We exist to glorify God. But how does this inform how we work with people in the local church setting? LifePoint exists to glorify God … Continue reading

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Why Do We Exist?

This is our mission statement at LifePoint: LifePoint exists to glorify God as a community being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin that statement very intentionally with the emphasis on glorifying God. As we were forming this … Continue reading

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Starting Point This Saturday

We are offering a unique opportunity this weekend at LifePoint. Our Starting Point class, which we roll out 3 to 4 times a year, is going to be taught in a one-day intensive format this Saturday. I will be tag-teaming … Continue reading

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The Bible and Rob Bell

For a number of weeks I’ve had this series of blogs percolating in my head. I am thinking about two subjects: the Bible and the Church. I have been reading a series of books and blogs recently, from both sides … Continue reading

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A Family In My Church

Our local church, like many across the world, is made up of a number of people who would define themselves as “normal.” I don’t mean this in a pejorative sense. There is nothing wrong with that description whatsoever—I think most … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Church

The first thing that struck me about this book was a comment on the front cover from J.I. Packer. Encased in a black dot the white letters read: “Bible-Centered. God-Centered. As I read, I wanted to stand up and cheer. … Continue reading

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#Kryptonite

In my last post I talked about arrogance as a killer. Arrogance causes casualties in the church on a regular basis by killing commitment, loyalty, relationships, resolve, and faithfulness in people’s lives. So how do we kill the arrogance parasite? … Continue reading

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#Killer

Arrogance is a killer. Arrogance kills people in the church. My first thought was “arrogance kills the church,” but that’s not exactly possible. Jesus builds the church, he is the cornerstone who anchors it, and the gates of hell won’t … Continue reading

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