Lessons from the Broken Road

By Jon Cyrus I started along a broken and bumpy road on January 28. Frankly, I knew this road was on the horizon but never wanted to travel there. It came with a phone call. The voice was calm but

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Christ’s Grand Vision for his Church

By: Bob Kellemen As I consult for local churches, I repeatedly hear the concern that “our church seems to be going in a million different directions.” We need a biblical vision that perceives the grand story God is writing and

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Church Revitalization: A Biblical Approach

By Brian Croft The numbers are staggering. Experts estimate that approximately 1,000 local churches close their doors every year. What is even more disheartening about this statistic is that number only reflects Southern Baptist Churches—my denomination.  Imagine how that number

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What are my top 10 books on preaching? By: Kyle McClellan

Sometime in the mid 1990’s, I attended a Founder’s Conference national meeting in Birmingham, AL. John Piper was one of the plenary speakers that particular year, and in a Q & A with seminary students, he encouraged us to pick

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