The Making of THE CHURCH (Acts 1 – 2)

Free resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
2 – The Church – The Making (mp3).mp3
2 – The Church – The Making (handout).pdf
2 – The Church – The Making (notes).doc
2 – The Church – The Making (ppt).ppt
2 – The Church – The Making (service order).doc
2 – The Church – The Making (small groups).doc
The most mind-blowing grand opening I’ve ever heard of is Chickfila. You’ve got to Google it and read up on it. But even more mind-blowing than that, is the Grand Opening of The Church! God did some crazy miracles, thousands were saved, and the people actually changed and became a loving church. It is a fascinating story that should motivate the way that we live together as the church of Jesus Christ. So here we go, pay attention to the miracle, the message, and the ministry of the church.

Teaching on the Church to Teens

Free file for youth pastors:

Doctrine of the Church (Outline)

Jody is a youth pastor in the Columbus area of Ohio.  He’s one of my best friends.  But what sets Jody apart is his passion to preach and teach Christ to his teens through the means and mixture of the Word and theology.  Youth pastor reading this right now with a frappe in one hand and your ipod in your other, if you’re wanting to give your students a good look at what the church is (identity) and what the church is supposed to do (mission), I’d urge you to take a look at this document to see how Jody is going to teach the doctrine of the church to his student ministry. Continue reading

Framework #17 – MACRO Theology – Doctrine of the Church

Free files for my fellow youth pastor friends…

10 – Doctrine of the Church (ppt)

10 – Doctrine of the Church (handout)

10 – Doctrine of the Church (mp3)



I close friend told me a story once where he was playing golf with an unbeliever on a Sunday evening since his church had canceled the worship service for that night.  He simply remarked to his friend on the course, “It just doesn’t feel like Sunday right now to me.”  His unbelieving friend turned his head and replied back, “Why, because you don’t have to go to church tonight?”  Is that the way we are tempted to think about the church?  Is it a place that we have to go?  It is a just requirement in our life?  Should it be a people rather than a place? Continue reading

Christocentricism #5 – Ephesians 1:22-23 – Jesus Christ is the Center of the Church

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I wasn’t able to sleep. I couldn’t get the images out of my head, and the anticipation was building daily. That’s what happened the time I watched the show “LOST” on NBC. I only watched it once. Because the suspense of waiting for the next’s week episode was killing me, I never watched it again. Shows like this are a huge hit because everyone connects with a conspiracy. Conspiracy theories are even filling our country about the AIDS virus, the 1969 moon landing, and many more. Everyone connects with an idea of conspiracy because deep down they know conspiracies are true. The reason why movies like “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Golden Compass” attract so much attention is because of their plots of conspiracy. Continue reading