Christians ‘Sing Hallelujah to the Lord’, Join Hong Kong Protests

Protesters sing after a march against an extradition bill outside Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Hong Kong residents Sunday continued their massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million… Read More

Why After a Decade Our Church Is No Longer Multisite

Why After a Decade Our Church Is No Longer Multisite
Mecklenburg Community Church is closing all of its satellite campuses and ending the multisite approach to growth we have embraced for nearly a decade. The sites are not being spun off into independent churches, but simply being consolidated back into our original campus through the planned expansion of weekend services and future building efforts. The… Read More

If You Are Lonely in Kingdom Work, You Have Only Yourself to Blame

And He sent them out two by two. (Mark 6:7) When the Apostle Paul gave us his list of burdens and hardships in the service of the gospel, loneliness was not one of them. 2 Corinthians 11 speaks of beatings, imprisonments, shipwrecks and hardships galore. At the end, he adds one more all-inclusive category: “my deep concern for all… Read More

10 Contagious Church Illnesses

Some years ago, C. Peter Wagner wrote about “diseases” in unhealthy churches. Others, including me, have added to that list over the years. Here are other church diseases that I believe are infectious ones—that is, they spread, sometimes even to healthy church members. 1. “Prayer gossip disease.” One person couches gossip in a “prayer request,” and others follow… Read More