Author: bob

Don’t Give Up

I just passed the 30-year mark of full-time ministry to my calling from the Lord. I cannot believe I just wrote the number 30! Often times over the past 30 years I have wanted to quit, bail, run, hide, stop, move, etc. Ministry is hard. However, I can now say with confidence, quitting is almost […]

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Do Numbers Matter?

Over the years I have heard my share of comments about how churches are only interested in “numbers.” While I have never overheard a Christian pastor actually say their goal is successful numbers, I have heard pastors say numbers matter. I agree. The Bible is riddled with numbers: number of days spoken at creation, the […]

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If it’s Alive it’s Meant to Multiply

If it’s alive it’s meant to multiply. This sentence is close to my heart. It’s a gospel sentence. Gospel multiplying, reproduction, evangelism, and discipleship are our greatest allies in the Reformed Church in America. The greatest hope for renewal and revival in the RCA is not returning to our biblical, orthodox, Reformed, conservative theology (although […]

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If it’s alive it’s meant to multiply. This sentence is close to my heart. It’s a gospel sentence. Gospel multiplying, reproduction, evangelism, and discipleship are our greatest allies in the Reformed Church in America. The greatest hope for renewal and revival in the RCA is not returning to our biblical, orthodox, Reformed, conservative theology (although I love them all), but in the gospel message of multiplication and reproduction.

If every missional gospel church would start a new church (or maybe fund one) or start a multisite church, our denomination would be automatically renewed. To quote a friend, “Liberal churches are gospel infertile.” It doesn’t take long to look around at mainline denominations in America to see proof of this! (PCUSA, UCC, etc.)

The call of the Gospel Alliance is to link arms with like-minded, gospel people and churches to seek to multiply the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we are on mission, the RCA feels like home.

“But the word of God increased and multiplied.” Acts 12:24