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7 Myths of Single Life

Seven Myths of Single-Life Myths abound in today’s culture—through urban legends, chain emails, speed-diets, and beyond! Thanks to, it’s pretty easy to run an email, a story, or a bizarre event through a quick research test to find out if it’s true or not. So—do you have a “snopes” for life? Has it occurred…


My Only Sanctuary

This past Sunday, my path intersected with a gracious man who has served the Lord in our church for many years. He’s been steadfast—even through much personal pain and many trials. When asked “How are you doing today?” He promptly replied: “I’d better be doing great! I’m at church! And this is my only sanctuary…


Welcome, Guests—Meet Mystery Babylon

Breaking the church growth rules, the Bible works once again! How would the seeker-sensitive, church growth experts and the leaders of the emergent church movement answer this question: What passages would you not preach on when you have the most first time guests at your church? Certainly, on that short list would be Revelation 17—The…


10 Highlights of LBC Open House!

Many of you have been praying for our annual Open House at Lancaster Baptist Church. Today was amazing, so I thought a quick report was in order. Here are the highlights: 1. The church family knocked on approximately 80,000 doors. What a delight it was to see church members going out soulwinning all week at…


A Must-Read Soulwinning Story

While on vacation with my family last week, I received this email. It powerfully encouraged my heart on many levels. I pray it will encourage you that soulwinning still works. Dear Pastor Schmidt: I just finished reading your book “done.”. I thought you might like to know how I came upon the book.


Honored to Work with a Winning Team

What an awesome privilege it is to work on a team with incredible, talented, godly, committed people! The people I get to work with truly are great, in every sense of the word. Over the past week, I have been reminded, humbled, and sincerely blessed over and over again at the spirit and heart of…

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