Are you ready to upgrade?

Thanks to everyone who prayed during this past weekend’s services!  We are still getting commitments in from people who are still deciding or were out of town.  We’ll be announcing the results soon.  Our next prayer project is for this coming weekend’s first fruits offering.  Believe with me for the largest offering in our history,…

HUGE WEEKEND!!!

As I am putting the finishing touches on this weekend’s message, I just wanted to ask everyone who hits my blog between now (Saturday) and Tomorrow (Sunday) at noon to PRAY HARD for this weekend!  This is going to be one of the biggest weekends we have ever had, and I want to be sure…

Leadership Wired!

Micah and I are at Granger Church in the Chicago area for a meeting with 22 other minister leaders from around the country for "Leadership Live" an intimate setting in which we can ask questions and glean from one of the most innovative Churches in the world.  Pastor Mark Beeson and his team have been…

Now it’s REALLY time to Upgrade!

Ok everybody…this is it…the home stretch.  We had a week of prayer over the Church.  Then we had two weeks of Q&A dinners, where you could ask questions and sharpen your vision for the project.  We’ve had 3 weeks of weekend messages about God’s priority, which is reaching people with the Gospel.  This week we…

Yet Another Murphy Lesson!

Murphy is not at all interested in my wishes, commands, or instructions.  It’s almost comical to watch her.  I can issue the command, "Murphy…come!"  She will look at me, then plop right down on the floor, put her head on the floor, and go to sleep!  Unless, of course, I have a treat.  NOW, it’s …

More Murphy Lessons

While Connie is in Nashville at Mercy Ministry’s 25th Anniversary, I am here with the "stuff", and part of that is dog sitting, my favorite thing. (lol)  No, really, Connie does anything for me to be a blessing, and so I am glad to do this for her, even though it’s really not my favorite…

Leadership Advance

All of the Living Word leaders gathered last night for a time of inspiration and instruction.  Four things we covered: 1. Good leaders never, never, never do work alone.  Always be mentoring someone to take your place, so that you can be available to be effective in another area. 2. When a good leader receives…

Angela Courte

Angela Courte was fantastic this past weekend!  Connie and I really like her.  Not just because she has a strong anointing, but also because she’s a real person and doesn’t take herself too seriously.  I’m so done with superspiritual people like that!  She does, however, take the Presence Of God seriously.  She has such a…

Upgrade Group Fellowships

Tonight is the first of 10 group fellowships for the "Upgrade Series"!  I am really anticipating a great time with you as we celebrate together, and we talk together and bring clarity in everyone’s minds and answer questions.  Here’s what I need for you to pray for tonight: 1. Pray that as we show the…