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Thanks for visiting our website! Picture of the Month: sharing the word in Pilanqui, Ibarra, Ecuador; a view of part of the crowd, two baptisms. [Click picture to enlarge.]

Preaching in Pilanqui

Ministry is always a team effort--Jan and I have shared the work of ministry and missions for 48+ years! Countless others have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob," I am also known as dad and papaw. My favorite breakfast is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with a good hot sauce and a cup of quality coffee! My greatest joy in life is being part of the kingdom; my #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to serve and share the good news about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature in Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by countless people around the world!

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Articles About Church

Church: General

  • 4.17.17 | Seeking Alternative Biblical and Practical Expressions of Church: Reviewing the Past 30 Years (1985-2017)
  • 12.23.16 | Work of Church Depends on Problem You See
  • 11.26.16 | A Biblical Model of Church: Mutuality, Message, Ministry
  • 5.17.15 | Five Areas where Church Should Refocus
  • 4.25.15 | Seminar: Characteristics of a Spiritual Church
  • 4.22.15 | Challenges Confronting the Church
  • 12.15.14 | Bells and Steeples and Churches
  • 9.3.14 | What is God's View of the Church?
  • 5.31.14 | Is Your Church Healthy?
  • 3.23.14 | Churches, Bells and Steeples
  • 5.26.13 | Renewing the Focus of the Church
  • 4.29.13 | Renewing Broken Churches
  • 4.10.13 | The Culture of the Church
  • 7.16.12 | Broken Churches
  • 5.7.12 | Model Churches
  • 5.4.11 | Church: Mission, Method, Maturity
  • 3.25.11 | Ephesians: The DNA of the Church where the Spirit Dwells
  • 3.7.11 | Why Do Churches Grow?
  • 11.15.10 | My Dream for the Church
  • 10.23.10 | Reflections: Making a Difference
  • 10.23.10 | Encouraging Observations: Keeping On Keeping On
  • 10.19.10 | Churches Filled with Non-Serious People
  • 9.7.10 | God Makes the Church a Community [1 Cor. 12-14]
  • 3.24.10 | Tardiness: Kick the Habit
  • 3.24.10 | Absenteeism: Kick the Habit
  • 3.24.10 | Churches Feel the Competition
  • 3.1.10 | Church Identity: Seeking Understanding
  • 3.1.10 | Is Your Church Dying? Factors that Threaten the Church
  • 2.27.10 | Undenominational Claim--Denominational Worldview
  • 9.4.09 | Seven Characteristics of Effective, Biblical Churches
  • 2.23.09 | Church: Where the Gifts of God Come into View
  • 8.6.08 | Stress Fractures
  • 8.6.08 | What Is Fellowship?
  • 11.10.06 | Why Does the Church Exist (1)
  • 11.10.06 | Why Does the Church Exist (2)
  • 11.10.06 | Why Does the Church Exist (3): Implications for Ministry Training
  • 2.18.04 | Who Are the Churches of Christ?
  • 10.9.03 | Product and Package!
  • 3.7.03 | Thinking About Differences
  • 1.31.03 | The Church is the Hope of the World
  • 6.9.02 | Is the Church "Playing Small"?
  • 1.8.02 | What Are the Marks of a Good Church?
  • 1.8.02 | The Church Is Like A Jigsaw Puzzle
  • 1.2.02 | The Church is Not....
  • 1.2.02 | How's The Church Doing?
  • 1.2.02 | Neglecting the Church to Death
  • 1.2.02 | You Should Be In Bible School Because...
  • 1.21.01 | The Church Is a Place of Belonging
  • Church: Mission, Purpose, and Vision

  • 6.25.17 | Setting Biblical Goals in the Local Church
  • 12.23.16 | How to Make Your Vision a Reality
  • 11.26.16 | Vision: Three Essential Steps toward Implementation
  • 6.24.16 | The Importance of a Strong, Compelling Vision for the Future
  • 6.7.14 | In sync with the mission
  • 11.18.13 | What if the church misses its purpose?
  • 5.6.11 | Church Mission: Why? What? How?
  • 5.6.11 | ASCEND: The Christian Mission
  • 5.6.11 | Church: Purpose, Identity, Agenda, Renewal
  • 5.6.11 | The Purpose of the Church: What Business Are We In?
  • 3.7.11 | Serious About God's Purpose
  • 11.8.06 | Purpose, Mission, and Vision
  • 11.8.06 | Rethinking Vision: Basic ABC's
  • 5.22.06 | What Business Are We In?
  • 10.7.03 | A Vision Worthy of Our God
  • 8.15.03 | Sharing the Vision
  • 7.1.03 | What Is Our Mission?
  • Church Health

  • 2.16.16 | Healthy Churches--What is the Key?
  • 5.31.14 | Is Your Church Healthy?
  • 9.4.13 | Church Wellness
  • 9.4.13 | Church Health: Seven Factors
  • 6.1.13 | Healthy Churches--Faithful Churches
  • 5.26.13 | Renewing the Focus of the Church
  • 8.16.11 | Church Vital Signs
  • 2.2.10 | Mapping the Journey: Developing a Healthy Church
  • Church Planting

  • 10.7.17 | Planting Disciple-Making Multiplying Churches
  • 9.22.16 | Why don't more churches have babies?
  • 9.1.16 | Church Planting Is One of the Best Evangelism Tools: Why I focus on developing healthy, evangelistic, missionary churches
  • 8.20.13 | Christianity in Decline: The Need for Missional Church Planting
  • 6.1.13 | We Are Planting Traditional Churches: Is There a Better Path to the Future?
  • 11.6.12 | Church Planting: Stages of Church Development
  • 2.2.10 | Elements of Church Planting or Revitalization
  • 11.15.09 | Reflections on the Church Planting Movement
  • Church Development: Planning, Renewal, Gifts, Growth, Renewal

  • 6.25.17 | Setting Biblical Goals in the Local Church
  • 4.8.13 | Finding Your Gifts, Finding Your Ministry
  • 3.9.11 | Small Groups: Church Change or Church Growth?
  • 3.7.11 | Why Do Churches Grow?
  • 7.27.10 | When the Church Needs Renewal
  • 3.1.10 | Three Imperatives for Church Renewal
  • 2.2.10 | Elements of Church Revitalization
  • 9.4.09 | Seven Characteristics of Effective, Biblical Churches
  • 2.23.09 | Reinventing the Closed System Model
  • 11.20.05 | How Do People Choose Churches Today?
  • 11.20.03 | What If We Miss Our Destiny?
  • 11.5.03 | Selective Vision
  • 11.5.03 | Four Dimensions of Church Growth
  • 10.9.03 | On Purpose
  • 9.15.03 | Do We Really Care?
  • 3.7.03 | Nothing Less Than Excellence
  • 7.17.02 | Automatic Church Growth[#1]
  • 7.17.02 | A Mission Consistent with God's Mission[#2]
  • 7.17.02 | Empowering Leadership--Structures for Encouraging and Enhancing Ministry[#3]
  • 7.17.02 | Gift-Oriented, Empowered, Participative Individual Ministry[#4]
  • 7.17.02 | Healthy Relationships, Holistic Spirituality[#5]
  • 7.17.02 | Celebrative, God-Centered Worship in the Context of Community[#6]
  • 7.17.02 | Spiritual Nurturing on the Faith Journey[#7]
  • 7.17.02 | Involvement in the Global Search[#8]
  • 1.8.02 | Catching the Vision: Developing the Church
  • 1.8.02 | The Church Is Like A Jigsaw Puzzle
  • 1.7.02 | Looking at Church Growth Again!
  • 1.7.02 | Revitalizing the Church
  • 1.2.02 | Another Look at Church Growth--1
  • 1.2.02 | Another Look at Church Growth--2
  • 1.2.02 | Another Look at Church Growth--3
  • 1.2.02 | Growing Churches Pay Attention to the Needs of Adults
  • 1.2.02 | What Do Growing Churches Have in Common?
  • Church and Contemporary Culture: News Items and Surveys [Barna, Gallup, Pew, and others]

  • 6.10.14 | Taking the Gospel into Today's World: Cultural, Intellectual, and Religious Shifts
  • 8.24.13 | The Impact of Civic Religion in the United States
  • 12.17.10 | Economy Has Impact on Giving
  • 10.19.10 | Barna: Little Religious Change
  • 10.19.10 | Pew: Survey Confirms Bible Illiteracy
  • 10.6.10 | Barna: Financial Concerns Are Top Worry
  • 7.12.10 | Barna: Changes in Teen Faith
  • 6.8.10 | Lifeway: Fewer Young Adults Attend Church
  • 6.8.10 | Barna: Americans Open to New Expressions of Faith
  • [This link is to the complete essay. The next three articles divide the essay into articles suitable for church bulletins.]
  • 6.8.10 | Barna: Americans Open to New Expressions of Faith-1
  • 6.8.10 | Barna: Americans Open to New Expressions of Faith-2
  • 6.8.10 | Barna: Americans Open to New Expressions of Faith-3
  • 6.8.10 | Barna: Majority of Christians Believe Jesus Speaks Back
  • 5.7.10 | Barna Report: The Faith of African Americans
  • 5.7.10 | Barna Report: The Changing Faith of Hispanics
  • 5.7.10 | Barna Report: How Church Size Affects Faith
  • 5.7.10 | Barna Report: Beliefs Vary Widely Among Christians
  • 5.4.10 | LifeWay Research: More Churches Opening than Closing?
  • 4.15.10 | Barna: Most of the Unchurched Are Christians
  • 3.24.10 | Pew Survey: Profiling Religion among the Millennials
  • 3.24.10 | News Report: Wyoming First State to Adopt Code of Behavior
  • 3.1.10 | Barna: Reshaping Faith in the U.S.
  • 3.1.10 | Barna: Four Megathemes in U.S. Culture
  • 2.27.10 | Barna Report: Decreased Giving
  • 2.1.10 | News: Christian Worldview--Top Ten Stories of 2009
  • 2.1.10 | Barna: Developing Effective Competent Leaders
  • 2.1.10 | Pew Survey: How Religious Is Your State?
  • 2.1.10 | Barna Report: Denominational Decline
  • 1.31.10 | Number of Americans with No Religion is Growing
  • 1.31.10 | Christmas 2009 Gallup Poll: Fewer Americans Define Themselves as Christian
  • 12.29.09 | Pew Report: Americans Mix Faiths
  • 12.22.09 | 2009 In Review: Reflecting on a Barna Report
  • 12.10.09 | Barna: House Churches--An Update and Reflections
  • 12.8.09 | Barna: Changing Attitudes Toward the Bible
  • 12.3.09 | Spiritual Activities for Youth: Barna Summary
  • 10.12.09 | Another Look at U.S. Church Attendance
  • 6.30.09 | Pew Survey Shows Religious Shift
  • 6.13.09 | Barna: New Ways of Experiencing and Expressing Faith in U.S.
  • 3.10.09 | Two Religious Surveys
  • 2.15.09 | Barna: Spiritual Gifts Survey
  • 1.15.09 | Barna: Christianity No Longer Default Religion in the US
  • 12.13.08 | Wuthnow: Church Attendance and Marriage
  • 10.27.08 | Barna: Changing Views of Spirituality
  • 3.17.08 | Changing Religious Affiliations: Results from a Pew Forum Survey
  • 11.20.05 | Barna: How People Choose Churches Today
  • 10.9.03 | Gallup: Are We Spiritual?
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