Philemon 1:6 NLT

...put into action the generosity that comes from your faith...

It’s your serve

Today you can be a better person than you were yesterday. You can encourage or tutor someone or give something away. You can be a reflection of evil by being sarcastic, angry or insensitive. Or you can choose to reflect God’s love by being loving. Choosing the high road is challenging, but rewarding. Try it now.
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What I learned in Chicago

Two weeks ago I went to Chicago for a summit meeting that consisted of around 60 church leaders. These were leaders from three different categories: 1. Women. 2. House/simple church leaders and 3. Pastors of traditional churches.   I was there to help facilitate the House church portion of the event.   We had brought together a very diverse group of house church leaders. We were not looking for the guys who
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Welcome to San Clemente

About a month ago my family and I moved from Yorba Linda, Ca. to San Clemente, Ca. So many things have happened over the past few months. More than I even want to try to share in one post. The landscape of the ministry that I have been involved in is about to change. I have been neck deep in the organic house church movement for about a decade. Although my convictions and passion have not changed, my job, and my dail
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Why House Church?

For many individuals and churches in America, roadblocks to actually  becoming the Church come in many shapes and forms. For The Well, our  building had become an anvil around our necks, strangling the life out  of our church body and keeping us from realizing our full potential as  the body of Christ. But God helped remove the barrier that had kept us  from being a community of believers — transforming us from a chu
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Can We Control Bad Theology in A Simple Church?

One of the questions that often arise in simple, organic church is, “How will we control the heresy that will arise in our simple church?” Because simple churches don’t often have seminary trained professionals present, many people assume that they will undoubtedly become a group that teaches bad theology, or even worse evolve into a cult. This can be a valid concern. We don’t want to plant churches that cause people
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House church worship: My meeting with Rick Muchow

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with Rick Muchow. Rick is probably best known as the worship leader for Saddleback church for over 25 years. Now he spends most of his time coaching and teaching worship leaders and leading worship in various settings from big churches to retirement homes. To be honest, I wasn’t sure why I was meeting Rick. I am a house church guy and he is a mega church guy, but a mutual
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Be the Global Church

Tomorrow I leave for India. This trip is one of those God things. It came out of left field a couple of months ago and I have to admit, I was a little hesitant at first. India was not on my radar for this year. “Why are you calling me to go there, God?” Of course, I’m sure many Bible characters from Abraham to Paul and many others in between asked the same thing. But God has shown me in a number of ways that I was to
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Comparison Chart

A common question that I hear is “what is the difference between a “Conventional” or “Legacy” church and a Simple Organic Church?” There is a myriad of ways to answer that question. Here’s one:  let me offer a handy tool that I have shared over the years. Below is a comparison chart that was created by my good friend Bob Sears a few years ago. Bob and I have traveled around the country a
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