Your church can ignite and deploy grandparents to raise up young generations to love and follow Jesus. You have an army of seasoned Christians sitting in the pews in your church. What if you could deploy them to reach and lead millions of people to Jesus? That would be a miracle. What would motivate them? […]
Change the World
Your life can be a great story. It might be hard to believe when you’re facing criticism or complaints, trying to keep up with your to-do list, or even struggling to get enough sleep, but it’s true. God wants to write a great story with your life. “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the […]
Martin Luther’s example will make you a better pastor. I just got home from touring Lutherland in Germany. I wanted to see the places and hear the stories of Martin Luther firsthand. Because I wonder: how did this man change his 16th century world? And what can I learn from his life that would improve […]
January 2014 In light of New Song’s recent “I Heart My Church Weekend,” here are a few insights into why I LOVE My Church that may give you a renewed passion for yours! Jesus Loves His Church A quick read of the book of Acts or the letters in Revelation proves that Jesus loves his […]
God has done exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or imagine. By His grace, New Song has played a significant part in planting 163,000 churches around the world. Those 163,000 churches have seen over 7,000,000 come to Christ.
The other day I asked myself, “How did this happen?” …God often orchestrates miracles through the actions of people. So what can church leaders do to increase the potential for ministry miracles? I’ve got seven suggestions for you:
I now know it really is possible to change the world. In fact, I think I’ve had a front-row seat in watching it happen: we’ve planted 163,000 churches worldwide, leading 7,000,000 to Christ.
Many of us are aware of the price paid by those who serve in our armed forces. If you’ve never thought about the price paid by the spouses of members of the armed forces, I encourage you to read this and take a minute to thank God for them. A friend sent me this story […]
The following was sent to New Song Church members today. I post it here in hopes that some who have moved away and some who have looked on from the outside might be encouraged by my reflections today: New Song turns 17 tomorrow. Many of you will not have time to read these reflections. I understand. […]
Do you want to know how to write the greatest possible story? Some have called the story of Jesus, “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” I’d cast my vote that way. What makes the story of Jesus so great? 1. The hero in the story (Jesus) is a true hero. He’s impressive, yet humble; likeable, yet […]
Dear New Song Family, As I write this to you, our Christmas Eve services are just a few hours away. I’m imagining what it must have been like for Mary, in labor, at this time. She was just 14 or 15 years old. I know she had big faith, but there is no way she […]