Multiplication

Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

January 6, 2019, will mark two years that we have been gathering regularly as Church For Neighbors in Portland, Oregon. So much has happened over the last two years that it would be impossible for me to fit it into this update. However, I’d like to share a little bit...
Send well

Send well

Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38).  Every day FedEx sends over four million packages to valued customers. FedEx’s delivery...
Hispanic church multiplication in Florida

Hispanic church multiplication in Florida

There are eight Wesleyan Hispanic churches in Florida. Most of them are developing churches, but a few are multi-staff congregations. Hispanic church multiplication in the Florida District began with Revs. Edwin and Gloria Cortes, co-pastors from Puerto Rico. In 1994,...
​Leisure suit discipleship

​Leisure suit discipleship

I don’t know about you, but when I look back on old pictures of myself from the 70s, I shake my head in disbelief. There I am sporting my groovy wide collar, wild prints, bell bottoms, and patent leather dress boots. And don’t get me started on that...
​The 6 Bs of evangelism

​The 6 Bs of evangelism

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak on the west coast at the Organic Outreach Conference on the subject of evangelism. In one of my sessions, I asked my wife, Claudia, to share her personal story of meeting Jesus. The following is a quick overview of her...