I want every guest to have the same experience my wife and I had on our first visit to Milestone Church - welcomed, valued, and authentically engaged. Since our first visit, Milestone has grown from a hundred to thousands in attendance, but when the heart is the same and the vision is carried, the experience … Continue reading Guest Connection FAQ’s!
[Flashback Article From 2007, Published in Christian Music Weekly] Introduction Before flipping one page of the national bestseller, “The Purpose Driven Life” I was struck by a powerfully intrusive pun on the front cover. “What on earth am I here for?” It’s mind-boggling to think that God created you and I on purpose… for a … Continue reading Purpose Driven Radio (From 2007)
“I felt so nervous, like when I kissed her for the first time.” I’ll never forget that comment from a guy in my Small Group as he talked about praying with his wife for the first time. I’ve led many men’s groups, pastor a lot of men, strong men, courageous men, but almost all are … Continue reading Kissing, lycra, and praying with your wife.
I was failing to lead my family in any sort of consistent and meaningful spiritual development. We’d schedule weekly family devotions, but another ball game, practice, school project, or birthday party would usually prevail. We’d do quick daily devos with the flow of life, but my wife and I never felt like it was sticking. … Continue reading Family Devotions Plan That Works!
Angel Tree, Grapevine Mills Mall, Dec '10 Christmastime locks memories in a child’s mind that last a lifetime. You may not remember everything as a kid, but you do remember Christmas. As parents, we can intentionally create memories for our kids that will shape their futures. Let's instill meaning in these memories, the true meaning … Continue reading Christmas Memory & Meaning Makers For Your Family: Candelight Service & Interactive Nativity Story
Initiator in action About a year ago I was at a school function for my kids called “Donuts With Dads.” I think you get the idea. Dads bring their kids to school and eat donuts in the gym while our kids run around with their friends. It was a great time and I met some … Continue reading My name is…. The Initiators Impact
"The B-I-B-L-E. Yes that's the book for me. I stand up on..." Whether you know that old song or not, at some point in life you'll probably ask the question… “Where did the Bible come from?” I’ve been asked this a couple times recently so I thought it may be worth a quick answer to … Continue reading Where Did The Bible Come From?
Window To The World, 10-4-10 “Four-dollar bucket of chicken...that’s so funny!” My son said this to me as I walked into the living room a couple days ago. He was sitting on the couch watching football with his grandpa. “No commercials” I reminded him and informed grandpa. I was mad some advertisers just planted something … Continue reading Window To The World
From My Journal - Two Lists of Thanks Last week I was thanking God for various things when all of a sudden I stopped myself. The things of thanks that were rolling off my tongue where all things that money can buy… air conditioning, house, car etc… all gifts, purchased, paid for or billed for. … Continue reading A Lesson In Thankfulness
Gabrielle doing the Milestone Welcome 7.18.100 Two weeks ago my wife was asked to do the “Service Welcome” at all of our weekend services. Milestone is not massive, but we run nearly 2K on the weekend, definitely bigger than her usual Small Group stage. Needless to say - out of her comfort zone. She did … Continue reading Are You Protecting or Propelling Your Wife?
They’re Great! Great restaurant! GOOD TO GREAT. Great Scott!!!" So, what is great? God created us on purpose, for a purpose, to do something great. We get one shot at this life and we want to make it count, we want to make it great, be great; but what does that mean? When we play … Continue reading What Is Great?