Blog Category: Evangelism

She went to him

A 20 year-old young lady in our church family recently took a job at a large restaurant. Never having worked in that industry, she discovered its night life culture is worlds apart from her conservative home-school upbringing. She is among the youngest employees and one of only two professing Christians. Her coworkers were surprised she [...]

Songless Sunday

Can you imagine going to a church service without music? How foreign would that feel? No hymns, doxology, praise songs. That’s what happened last Sunday at The Mission. First, you have to know that we love to sing praise to the Lord. Two of our elders are longtime worship leaders. We planned Sunday as a [...]

Willing to be sent? (What’s Missional? Pt. 2)

God made us to move. When our son Judah was born, he couldn’t move much. He could squirm, but that’s about it. We’d lay him on a blanket on the living room floor, underneath an arch dangling colorful shapes for him to gaze at. We could heat up his baby formula in the kitchen and [...]

Got a cause you’re committed to? (What’s missional? pt. 1)

In 1989 I visited my cousin and her husband in China. Noel was a journalist for Associated Press and Ed was a Reuters photographer. With their two-year assignment nearing its end, they burned some vacation days to meet me in Hong Kong and show me around Southeast Asia. A week into our travels, an uprising [...]

Do we really need another church?

When giving presentations about our church plant (usually to church boards), I often begin by addressing the question, “Why are we planting a church in this city?” After all, it’s reasonable for people to wonder, “Aren’t there enough churches in Texas?” For those of you who don’t live in the south, Dallas is often called “the buckle [...]

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