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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle XII: Do Missions Often. Receive Your Provision on the Road

Here’s a gospel reality that has been almost completely lost to the church today: Biblically, the message of the gospel and the messenger of the gospel are “joined at the hip.” That is, failing to welcome the messenger with hospitality … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle XI: Tithe… But Not to the Lay Church!

When I share the .W lay church model with folks, I find that consistently one of the biggest attractions is that we expect members to tithe, right from the get-go. That’s not your typical church recruitment draw, but our tithe is … Continue reading

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How to Start a Lay Church, Principle X: Use Volunteer Lay Pastors to Lead Local Churches

It’s hard being a pastor in a traditional church setting. You have to be a theologian, a public speaker, a counselor, a manager, an event planner, a fundraiser, a mediator, a facilities manager, and about a hundred other things. No … Continue reading

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