Why Church? The Secret of Life

Why Church? God’s Groups – What Is The Secret Of Life? Love is the secret of life. Not the physical jump into bed at the first opportunity kind of love shown in movies and TV shows. Not the love of … Continue reading

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Why Church? No One Should Be Alone

Why Church: God’s Groups – No One Should Be Alone No one should be alone, but many are. Without God’s presence in our lives we walk alone no matter how many friends, no matter if we are married or single, … Continue reading

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Why Church? Because God Works In Groups!

Greetings fellow Dunkers. This is the second in a series of blogs about the importance of church as a group in people’s lives. As always you are welcome to use it in your own ministry as may prove helpful. This … Continue reading

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Why Church – The Group Is The Thing

Why Church? Because throughout our history humanity’s advancement has depended on our excellence in group organization. Groups are the vehicles by which we have traveled to dominance on planet earth. When I was pastor of the now defunct Rocky Ford … Continue reading

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Forbearing

“For bearing (carrying) actively,” admittedly a disjointed definition of the word forbearance. Although we don’t hear the word often these days “forbearance” has a central place in the Dunker tradition of Christian living. Forbearance does not mean agreeing with anything … Continue reading

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Church The Connection Place

Church is the connection place. You probably have heard that before but it’s no less true now. In fact, connecting is pretty much the reason that Christian congregations exist. The church should be a place where people learn and practice … Continue reading

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Leading Change In The Church

The following is a book report on John P. Kotter’s business classic Leading Change. In addition to Kotter’s information I have added notes about my own personal experience in turning congregations towards growth as well as provided some excerpts from … Continue reading

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