Fight for the Family!

May 5, 2014 | Posted by Greg Bearss

Greg Bearss is a church planter and the founding pastor of Lake Pointe Lutheran Church. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership within the church: Often times as leaders we get caught up in fighting many battles for what is right and what we believe in. We fight for ministry and reaching people in Jesus’ […]


The Secret to a Happy Life

May 1, 2014 | Posted by Art Scherer

A man sees an old lady sitting by the side of the street looking very bright and happy. “What is the secret of your long and happy life?” he asks. “Well, I smoke 10 of these big cigars a day. I drink two pints of good rum, and I always have a boyfriend who is […]


How to Improve your Church’s Social Med...

April 28, 2014 | Posted by LCEF

The mission and vision of your church permeate every aspect of what the church does. Here is a two minute clip from an interview I did with author and social media expert Justin Wise on the ability of social media to expose the strengths and weaknesses of your church’s mission and vision. [youtube P8Sko4SjpAk] Watch […]


Jesus Fiction

April 21, 2014 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

Jesus told some good fiction. He spun some good yarns and told several scintillating stories. We call them “parables,” and through the creative cooperation of the entire CrossPoint Community Church team during Lent, we explored the depth of this “Jesus Fiction” to reveal this Story Teller, and his Kingdom, in a way many had never […]


It Was the Will of the Lord to Crush Him

April 17, 2014 | Posted by Karl Galik

It’s a tough verb Isaiah is inspired to select: “to crush.” (53:10) In our vocabulary today “crush” is often spoken in casual hyperbole or in a sports metaphor. Someone who wins by a wide margin crushes his/her opponent. Someone who hits a baseball out of the park for the game-winning run is said to have […]


Strawberries and the Freedom of the Gospel

April 7, 2014 | Posted by Jeff Meyer

Jeff Meyer serves as Pastor of a multi-site movement in Madison, WI. Here he shares with LCEF blog readers about leadership in ministry:  During a recent midweek Lenten service we explored the way Jesus responded in the Garden of Gethsemane to His Father’s call. Jesus responded in silence, sorrow, and submission (see Matthew 26:36-46). With a sense of […]