Do Surge Or Do Something

Do Surge Or Do Something

“What do you think about this Surge thing?” We were having a camp meeting conversation a week ago and an old question took on a new life. I had to pause and think because frankly, in the Huntsville area Surge has not been the Sabbath dinner...

A Martian, a Meeting, and the Mission

A Martian, a Meeting, and the Mission

I was exercising in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the setting was nothing short of inspiring. The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum was to my left. The Michigan River was on my right; and I ran down a damp trail between them. My mind was...

3 Common Sense Keys to Church Growth

3 Common Sense Keys to Church Growth

The problem with common sense is that it’s not quite as common as it used to be. This is particularly true in the area of church growth and evangelism. Most pastors understandably and appropriately want their churches to grow.  Despite the...

Why is Ralph West Preaching at PELC?

Why is Ralph West Preaching at PELC?

Sorry Ralph. I could have just as easily used Lola Moore or Puck Fordham or Gene Donaldson, or myself for that matter. But I knew you could handle it! The fact is, no one has asked me that question about Dr. West or any of this year’s speakers...

The Most Important PELC…Ever!

The Most Important PELC…Ever!

That roar you hear in the distance is PELC 2014! Our theme this year will be, “3:16.” I am absolutely convinced that this will be the most important PELC that we’ve ever conducted. Why? Because it is the most important theme that we’ve ever...