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I’m preaching a series on how the gospel impacts all areas of our lives. This sermon covers the topic of materialism. The key to happiness is found in dependence on God. You can’t ask Jesus for anything until you give Him your everything. If your security is in your stuff, then your worship is not in God.

    Few pastors preach all 52 Sundays in a year. Should you use outside preachers when you are out of the pulpit? How much should you pay and how often should you use them? We talk about guest preachers in this episode. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]
  A new movement is beginning to take shape in North America. More pastors and church leaders are focusing on church revitalization. People are starting to do something with these churches that are on every street corner. I’m excited. While it’s too early to tell how widespread a revitalization movement will become, I have high hopes. For the last several decades, we’ve written off too many churches, assuming they are destined to die. We don’t write off individuals in this way, Read more [...]
    Talking with a pastor search team can be one of the most exciting and confusing times in the career of an established church pastor. In this episode, we cover a few tips and red flags to help you during this season of ministry. Subscribe: iTunes ● Google Play Follow us on Twitter: @estchurch, @jowiki, @micahfries, and @samrainer.   Read more [...]

Launching Revitalize Network!

September 23, 2018 — 2 Comments
  No church should die. Ever. Perhaps a church is far gone, deep into a toxic state of disunity. Perhaps a church has decades of declines. Perhaps a church has veered far from doctrinal convictions. Would the death of these churches advance the kingdom? Would their death glorify God? No. If God can save any person, then He can save any church. If we believe in redemption for people (anyone!), then we must also believe the same for churches. This conviction is driving the launch of Read more [...]