Erik joins Orlando Valentino, Kelly Tittle, and friends for a TV interview on TBN's TOP 3. https://vimeo.com/139050970
The #1 Missing Ingredient for Discipleship and Church Planting
It’s not information. It’s not better teaching. It’s not even experiencing a miracle (as wonderful and important as that may be). It’s interaction. Interaction creates the connections that allow the power of God to flow through us together.
The (Wrong) Way to Do Church — Simple Church part 2
I've seen (and at times participated in) too much debate over the years about the "right" way to do church. Looking back, I was probably wrong as much as I was right. There is no one right way to do church. You don't "do" church anyway. I can't "do" church anymore...
What is a Simple Church?
Like a small seed goes into fertilized ground, germinates, and eventually multiplies, we can seed small churches into the soil of cultures and communities that don’t yet follow Jesus. A multiplying movement can start with a handful of disciples who begin gathering...
These Three Tools for Movements Might Shock You
Movements are built around simple, reproducible practices. Here are three practices you can use to make a huge impact with relatively little effort.
Seriously? Muslims, Christians, and Atheists meeting Jesus
“Go into the highways and byways and invite them to come…” Jesus was great at inviting diverse people into the kingdom of God. We can be great at it, too.
Interview with Clark Kellogg
I recently joined my friend, Ray Hilbert, at America’s Best Hope, an initiative to call for a movement of disciple makers. Here’s the interview I did with Clark Kellogg at the event.
This is Church Video
We are commissioned to make disciples; this video shows how discipleship can be simple. Thanks to Kelly and Niki Tshibaka for permission to post this video. https://vimeo.com/80511294
A 12-Year-Old Orphan Leads a Simple Church
In an orphanage in Ukraine, a group of children gather together to meet with Jesus. A 12 year-old girl and her friends lead them. A couple weeks ago, Jesus healed one of them at their simple church gathering. Earlier this year, I began preparing YWAM students in Kona...
Paradigm Shifts & YWAM Simple Church Planting
I spent the last week in Kona, HI (hard, right?) training YWAM DTS missionaries with my friend Pam Arlund. We equipped around 300 students to make disciples and plant simple churches that can multiply among youth. We've seen this process begin on hundreds of...
What Do You Do with Kids in a House Church?
"What do you do with kids at a house church?" I've heard this question many times. As a father of four kids, the question of what you do with kids when you're part of a house church (or network of house churches) isn't a theoretical one; it hits at the heart of the...
Student Churches and Spiritual Family in Austin
This weekend, I traveled to Austin, TX for a" family reunion" of student churches from UT and a few reps from other Texas campuses. We stayed at a cabin on a beautiful ranch in the hills outside Austin. I took my four year old, Hudson. We had good father-son time and...