Monday, September 27, 2021

Why we assess church planters

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Church planting is difficult for the most qualified pastors and nearly impossible for those unqualified. If church-planting pastors do not have the essential tools...

The ministry of listening

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It was a most uncomfortable few moments in an otherwise glorious time together as a family. We were enjoying the beauty of California’s Avila...

Lost and found

Neighbors living around our church are always coming and going. Many move into our community as a first stop for their migrant families this...

A credible place for donating

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In R. Scott Rodin’s classic book on Christian fundraising, The Third Conversion, Carl, one of the main characters in the story-like narrative says, “We...

Our hopes and fears

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Phillips Brooks was worn out. After guiding his congregation through the bloody years of the American Civil War and delivering a powerful message at...

It’s time to celebrate

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It’s almost Christmastime! In case you haven’t realized it, our kids are incredibly excited about this fact. This season is wrapped in things children...

Five minutes with Ed Holmes

In his “day job” as a mechanical engineer for United Launch Alliance, Ed Holmes helps with rocket launches to put satellites into space, but...

Do you preach?

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“Do you preach?” That’s typically the question I’m asked after people hear that I’m a South Mountain Community Church (SMCC) multisite campus pastor. There...