Category Archives: Church Leadership

Praying Together

At Wellspring the past few weeks have not only been marked by increased attendance but also an unusual presence of God’s Spirit.  Why? Are our innovative strategies paying off? Is it the musicality of our worship team? Is it the … Continue reading

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From Doing Ministry to Developing Ministers

Pastors who do their job poorly focus attention on themselves; pastors who do their job properly equip the saints from the work of ministry (Eph 4:12). Recently our pastoral staff has been discussing how we can shift our focus from … Continue reading

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A Problem…and two solutions

We have a problem. In Wheaton for our 11 AM worship service, we don’t have enough seats. Experts say that when a sanctuary is 80% full, then people will stop coming because it is too full. At 11 AM our … Continue reading

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Going Far Together

If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. When I am running, I usually start out too fast and cannot finish at that pace. When I run with my wife, we start … Continue reading

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Living from Joy not Anger

Do you live from anger or joy? Recently I felt angry.  I was disappointed in the absence of desired results.  Yet I was reminded me that “the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20). My … Continue reading

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Responding to Harvey and the Joys of a Denomination

Watching the news about Hurricane Harvey can be numbing. As we see picture after picture of devastation and destruction, we easily turn away and dismiss these pictures out of hand.  James 2:15–16 warns us that if a brother or sister … Continue reading

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Hearing the Bible Afresh

Some Scriptures feel stale; they are so familiar that we cannot hear anything fresh from them. As I meditated on Genesis 1 for this past Sunday, I struggled to preach this over-familiar but under-applied passage. The issues that swirled in … Continue reading

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