Amazing Stories Await

2016 was a hard year. And I’m not afraid to admit that, because I have seen how God works in and through challenging times.

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Finding Thanksgiving In The Empty Nest

I knew this day would come. Having walked both of our daughters down the aisle and handed them over to their husbands means the “empty nest” is officially here. Not to be mistaken for the “empty next.” In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Knowing this day would come, Kim and I have been talking about […]

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The Changing Landscape of Youth Ministry

The increasingly complex intricacies of doing ministry in a post-modern, post-Christian reality have completely changed the context in which we minister to children and youth today. Consider some of these challenges: Non-traditional family structures Family fragmentation Lower rates of Christian affiliation Plummeting church attendance Decreasing Scripture engagement Increasing pace of cultural change Decreased biblical literacy […]

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4 Ways to Transform Your Culture by Greg Surratt

Privileged to have my friend Greg Surratt of Seacoast church come share with the OneHope staff in chapel. His message was on point for those of us working in ministry. -Rob Vision is important. When I was a young church planter, it was all I had. I didn’t have a team, financial backing, or a […]

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Leader Chat : Greg Surratt | Part 1

Loved getting in front of a camera with Pastor Greg Surratt of Seacoast Church, who is also the President of Association of Related Churches (ARC). He was recently featured in Outreach Magazine and shared extensively about his passion for church planting, but I got to go a little deeper and hear some awesome sound bites […]

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Does God speak to Children?

I heard the most awesome story recently. You can read it in detail here from my friends Peter Haas and Carolyn Haas. At age 10, their daughter prayed, “God would you reveal yourself to me and speak to me about our church’s facilities?” God gave her a specific vision of a building that Substance Church, Minnesota […]

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