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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle IX: Leave the Kids in the Room with You When You’re Doing Church

Humanity is mimetic, which is a fancy way of saying that God has wired us to learn by imitation far more than by any other method, whether explanation or training or emotional stimulation. Or coloring book page or Veggie Tales … Continue reading

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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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