We are On the Same Team

Churches should compete together, not against one another

We’re on the same team, and I’m glad. So, let’s not compare ourselves to one another or compete with one another.

It’s a real discipline to learn how to be around other churches constantly without beginning to compare. Many pastors are preoccupied privately with what others are doing–whether it’s someone or some church they look up to, or a fellow church in their community. Some view those churches as competitors–though they would rarely admit so.

At some point, most church leaders will have at least a moment when they get tired of hearing about the throngs baptized at the church down the street–or the brilliant idea someone else had that garnered the community’s attention. We’ll get tired of it because it usually happens when things are flat-lined for us.

Please hear me:

Comparing yourself to others is a zero sum endeavor.

The Monday Rule

Make Sundays Great Again

Bench

The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly. New Vintage Church has worked, unofficially, at creating a “Monday Rule” culture. We’ve never stated it officially, but is understood by most of our people nonetheless because we have encouraged it from our beginning. Staff abides by it, […]

Do You Miss Them?

Yesterday, I was away from New Vintage Church preaching as a guest at another church. Guess what? I missed our church. I always do. I miss seeing people I love and finding out what’s going on in their lives. I miss praying for them, and experiencing a taste of what God is doing in our church. Of course, there is something wonderful about the view of the breadth of His Kingdom God gives you when you’re away. But, there’s no place like home.

However, it hasn’t always been that way.