Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life

Philosophy of Ministry Example

Not too long ago, I put some thoughts down on paper, or my laptop, on my philosophy of ministry. Really, it’s quite simple. And that’s intentional. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel. Instead, I’m trying to be faithful by doing the same things that

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Church Planting: A Practical Overview

Churches make disciples, and disciples make churches. This was made clear to me from the time that I was saved in a tiny church in rural Florida. My pastor and the church lived out the Great Commission by planting churches all around the region where

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Daddy’s at Work, Not Church 

I believe I got the idea from R. Kent Hughes. Whenever I’m getting ready to go to a ministry function in the evening or whenever I’m leaving the door to head to our building to preach, we tell our kiddo: “daddy’s going to work.” We

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Why It’s Hard for Churches to Adjust to a New Pastor

In my latest article for The Gospel Coalition, I aim to help pastors adjust well to their new church. In this article, I aim to address why it may be hard for a church to adjust to a new pastor. Pastors, after all, sometimes speak

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Why Plant Churches in Cities?

We need churches everywhere people are, so that means we need churches in cities, suburbs, villages, towns, and rural areas. But planting church-planting churches in cities seems to be a distinctly strategic approach to fulfilling the great commission. Why? In his excellent book Center Church:

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