The Blessed Church

Blessed ChurchIf you are a senior pastor, you’ll want to read The Blessed Church by Robert Morris.    This book was simple, straight-forward and effective.   Morris tells the story of his thriving church, Gateway Church in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.

As you read his stories and advice, it comes across with an authenticity that is refreshing and inspiring.   It’s easy to read, and lots of stories will keep you interested.  You don’t get the feeling that Morris is trying to impress you, but that he is trying to help you.   I can’t recommend this book enough for senior pastors, or those considering becoming a senior pastor.   This book definitely impacted my ministry in a positive way – a must read for pastors!


This book was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing.

Introducing “CIL Forward”


Wednesday night, we are introducing our new growth process called CIL Forward.  In order to gain the momentum God wants us to have, we have to travel in the same direction.


CIL Forward exists so that every person in our church has heard our vision, understands the gospel, is in relationship with Christ and is engaging in ministry.  

We are asking every leader and those desiring to become a “covenant partner” to complete Forward 101, Forward 102, Forward 103 and Forward 104 during 2013.   At the end of this process, you will have the opportunity to become a “Covenant Partner” with CIL, if you so choose.

I will be sharing the vision of the church during Forward 101 on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m.  Other leaders will be teaching the other classed during our 9:00 am. service the rest of January.

Here is the schedule for January (we’ll offer other opportunities throughout the year):

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)     Forward 101

Sunday, January 13, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)            Forward 102

Sunday, January 20, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)           Forward 103

Sunday, January 27, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)           Forward 104