Most people want to do Bible study, not discipleship
Christians think cloning is immoral, yet we spend all our energy cloning successful churches – be who God made you to be
A pastor is not a position; it’s a function in the church, not more or less important
For the leader of the movement, preaching becomes the #1 priority of the week
Great leaders move people through clear communication
People who accomplish great things are moved by the heart
Dynamics of Missional Preaching
Prophetic – creates tension & growth happens in tension
Personal – how God comes to me
Contemporary – must do biblical AND cultural exegesis
Evangelistic – how is Jesus the center of the Word I bring today?
Motivational – motivates to sacrificial action
Call to Commitment – what am I supposed to do with this?
Why do we preach? To connect people to God in their lives
I don’t know if you believe in God, but God believes in you
Do ministry with the people -> the people do ministry with you -> the people do ministry
Two myths about money in the church: they talk too much about money and people don’t want to give
Sometimes instead of serving people, we’re serving a budget or institution
Jesus never used people to finance an institution, he wanted to liberate people from any type of bondage they’re in
Most churches don’t know how to tie money talk into people’s felt needs
Ginghamsburg’s attendance increases during their month-long money series (becomes 3rd highest attended month)
It’s not that people don’t want to give; they don’t want to give to something that doesn’t matter
We’re created to give; we’re never more like God than when we’re giving
We don’t know how to give because of the burden of debt
Goal is to turn consumers into creators
It’s not about making more, it’s about what you choose to do with what you have
God does miracles with what people already have in their hands
People live not out of a healthy fear of God, but by the daily headlines
Why does a loving God allow children to starve? God doesn’t. We do. We’re the only hands and feet God has.
Live more simply, so that others may simply live.
Giving is a matter of heart health
Big churches get big by changing the no-no’s of ministry