Tag Archives: Local church

Annual Conference Takeaways Round 1

The Northwest Ministry Network (NWMN) Annual Conference culminated last night. It was an honor to host this yearly get together at LifePoint this time around. I didn’t get the exact numbers, but knowing our facility capacity and employing an ‘eyeball … 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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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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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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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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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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