A Great Way to Kill Your Church

When Liz and I were still in the pre-planting stages of the Ithaca Vineyard, we would go to any church planting conference we could find.  And while a lot of the stuff didn’t really make sense until we were actually starting the church, there was one thing that...

We’ve Been Expecting You!

Imagine I invite you to dinner at my house. Next Friday @ 6 pm, we would like you and your family to join me Liz & our three daughters for dinner. Now, imagine getting to our house at 6, knocking on the door and as we lead you into the dining room you notice that...

First-time Guest

So one of my goals for vacation this year was to try & experience what it’s like to be a first time guest at a church.  Not just someone looking for one church among many, but Liz & I wanted to see what I felt like to walk into a church for the...