October 19, 2018

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” - Romans 12:12

Patience is a really good thing. I don’t know about you, but I love being around patient people. I love hanging out with those who don’t get irritated easily by the everyday annoyances o...

July 20, 2018

One of the discussions I am regularly having with pastors and church leaders has to do with the differences between church revitalization and church replanting. What are the major differences between these two things? 

Here is a short list of some of the major differenc...

July 19, 2018

This is part two of a reflection back on the first three years of serving First Baptist Church-Muscatine, a revitalization context in Iowa.  In part one, I listed three things I would have done differently if I could rewind the clock back.  Today I would like to dedica...

June 28, 2018

This month will mark the three-year anniversary of serving the Lord here at First Baptist Church-Muscatine.  We are currently in the heart of a church revitalization undertaking, and here is a quick summary of the first three years.  I spent the first year learning abo...

April 17, 2018

When assessing a church’s readiness to be replanted, the remaining leaders are absolutely critical. These individuals often have the power to can make or break a replant. Therefore, when you are evaluating whether a congregation is actually ready to be replanted, these...

April 10, 2018

I am excited to share what I hope will be a challenging and encouraging little book focused on helping plateaued and declining congregations and their leaders catch fresh vision and fresh passion for reaching those in their communities who are far from Christ with the...

December 7, 2017

Along with intentional, committed prayer, here is a second way you can get involved in the replanting of dying churches...

#2: Encourage replanters and their families...like crazy!!!!  

Replanting is not for everyone. It takes a particular gift mix and a clear calli...

September 13, 2017

How do you know if you are “called” to a bi-vocational church?  I think the answer is pretty simple.  Do you think God is calling you to the church?  Can that church pay you a full-time salary, or can they pay you enough to provide for your family?  If not…congratulati...

March 31, 2017

Excited to announce the launch of NONIGNORABLE.ORG! 

This site has been developed to share ministry resources from the Calvary Family of Churches. We will be adding new content regularly on this site and are praying the Lord will use this to help equip and encourage man...

February 1, 2017

Conviction #4: When a church returns to its first love, Jesus, begins to bring about revitalization through three types of Renewal.

When a church comes to the point of genuine humility, returning to Jesus and the Gospel as its first love, then and only then does God beg...

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