Monthly Archives: June 2011

How to Start a Lay Church, Principle VIII: Measure the Growth of Each Member Weekly

It’s a fair question to ask: Is spiritual growth really measurable? What would we measure? And how would we measure it? Some Christians cringe at the very idea of trying to measure spiritual things. They think of spiritual things as … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle VII: Commit to the Inseparability of Hearing and Doing the Word

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them,” says Jesus in Matthew 7:24-25, “will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle VI: Train People to Become Living Bibles

Make sure the Bible is inside the Christians in your lay church, not tucked under one arm. Meaning: Materials are for internalizing. They’re not intended as permanent prosthetics. From the very beginning of their faith life and continuing steadily throughout … Continue reading

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