5 Essential Concepts for Everyday Churches to Multiply


Today, we welcome my friend, Jason Crandall (read his blog!) as a guest writer. Jason is the founding and lead pastor of CityView Church in Houston, founder of the CityView Collective, author of Proliferate, A Church Planting Strategy for Everyday Churches, and a husband and dad. My name is Jason Crandall.  I am a nobody.  I’m the proud owner of a lot more »

How to Preach via Teleprompter


In October of 2015, I began preaching via teleprompter, and I can’t imagine going back to the old way. It frees me. It improves me. It has revolutionized how I communicate.   My intention is to explain my system step-by-step, then follow it up with some FAQs. Here we go . . .   Get the needed equipment and install more »

Sermon Recap: How will you respond?


In today’s message, How will you respond?, I explained how Jesus knows you better than anyone or anything. Jesus has bigger plans for you than you will ever realize. Since you know this, how will you live?   As you go throughout your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned into practice and immediate application. Here more »

Are all sins equal before God?


Yesterday, I answered the question, “When should you decide to boycott something?” The conclusion of that post led to today’s article, “Are all sins equal before God?” Growing up in church, I heard people say that all sins are equal before the feet of Christ. James 2:10 is the base verse for this hermeneutic, For whoever keeps the whole law more »

When should you decide to boycott something?


The internet is abuzz with Christians threatening to boycott Disney on account of the reportedly gay character in the new Beauty and the Beast film. A man whom I admire, Franklin Graham, is calling for a boycott, and I’ve seen plenty of friends fall in line. From what I have read, the gay moment is so subtle, it is extremely more »

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How to Build An Online Platform without Touching Your Normal Work Hours


One of the number one questions people ask me pertains to how I find the time to do all of my platform stuff. What I mean by “platform stuff” is my blog, podcast, special graphics with key quotes, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.   The question is coming from the perspective of “Who has time for all of that stuff? Don’t more »

Sermon Recap: Who will you invite?


In today’s message, Who will you invite?, I explained how different people come to Christ, and then how they grow in their walk with the Lord post-conversion.   As you go throughout your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you learned into practice and immediate application. Here are some key things to remember from this morning’s message: more »

The Five Biggest Cultural Changes of the Last Five Years


In a few weeks, I will celebrate five years as pastor of Church of the Highlands. Recently, I began looking back over the last half decade, and analyzing what has changed, not only in our church, but in culture. Keep in mind I’m writing this from the perspective of an American, so these five changes are specifically addressed to the more »