Paul’s Heart to Yours

From My Heart to Yours

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people around the world to live life differently. People need to stay indoors, it has prohibited the gathering of churches for worship, it has closed borders, and it has brought feelings of anxiety and despair. But, even in these desperate times, God continues to bring hope

From My Heart to Yours

I pray to our Great God that you and yours are healthy and strong during this pandemic! In Psalm 71:5 we read, For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. The word hope carries a meaning of trust and expectation. From the root of the word hope, we discover

Fear Not! God Cares!

Fear Not! God Cares! In this time of the virus, people are afraid all over the world. Recently, I noticed a sign on our community mailbox that simply said: FEAR NOT. Shortly afterward, I saw my neighbor and friend, Steve. We met on our street…6 feet apart. Steve is a strong

The Bridge

The Bridge To establish a dynamic church, you must build bridges with unchurched people. Recently, I was on a long flight from London to Los Angeles. I sat by the window, and a young woman took the aisle seat next to me. I don’t believe in coincidence. Why had the Lord

The Key is Reproduction – Part 2

The Key is Reproduction - Part 2 Forty years ago, a baby was born into a family in Bihar, the poorest state of India.  (I am not sharing his name to protect him and our ministry in India.)  He was in the “untouchable” class of Hindu people in India, among the

The Key is Reproduction

The Key is Reproduction This next principle of ministry growth is one of the hardest to learn and practice. Yet it is one of the most productive for the King and his Kingdom. Whether the Lord is leading you to establish a rapidly growing church or He is guiding you to

Central Work

Central Work Recently, my wife, Cathy and I were in India. We heard a remarkable testimony of Jesus’ saving work in one person’s life. We will call him Yadav. He is from a village in northern India, where many terrorists live. In the 1990’s, Yadav became one of them. With guns

Find a Mentor

Find a Mentor True story.  As a young man, I was asking for a ride alongside a road, when a big car stopped.  There was a young driver and an old man in the car.  They offered me a ride.  I shared with them that I was a new Christian.  The

Follow the Power Principle

Would you like to experience God’s Power in your life and ministry? Then follow the Power Principle. This is the second of the 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting...

Follow the Boss Principle for Success

Would you like to maximize your success in 2019? If your answer is “Yes!”, then follow the Boss Principle. This is the first of the 12 Biblical Principles of Church Planting...