Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

we have a small group of men with the opportunity to become the beating heart of a new spiritual purposefulness for men in their home church. We all understand we must stand for something; maybe these men are being called to stand as something: “oaks of righteousness, planted by the Lord that he may be honored.” Continue reading Called to be Oaks of Righteousness #MensMinistry

A few words from Ohio

It’s well after midnight, but I’d like to briefly check in from Camp NuHop in Ohio. I’m here for a weekend retreat, with a small group of men from First Presbyterian Church in Delaware. The topic is “The Adventure of Being a Disciple,” and my task is to invite the guys to seek God and to respond affirmatively to whatever invitation Jesus presents. My prayer … Continue reading A few words from Ohio

evangelism as a 30-second elevator speech

Today’s second post goes back to this blog’s ongoing commitment to discipleship: “Go make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you. Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end.” – Matthew 28 More About Ministry Exploration at WFPC: Sunday … Continue reading evangelism as a 30-second elevator speech

moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 There is a lot that gives me joy here in Wake Forest, especially as regards WFPC (the reason we moved to this community, four years ago this week). But if there’s one area where I’m even more excited than usual, its men’s ministry, and … Continue reading moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

how to have a God-sighting every day

Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:23-25 Would you like to know how … Continue reading how to have a God-sighting every day

Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing

We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing. Continue reading Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing