Dan Reiland wrote this in his Pastor's Coach email. What do you think of it?I have often been asked "What is the one key thing to break through to the next level?" My answer always begins with "That is a complex, multi-layered answer that...

I listened to Nancy Ortberg at the Catalyst Labs in Atlanta a few weeks ago. Her workshop was titled "Authentic Leadership" and was good, but one sentence became defining for me this past week. "Conflict is the only way to intimacy." I was intrigued by...

This coming weekend, APC will begin the process of our 7th church plant. BridgePoint Church will be located in the community of Tarentum (northeast of Pitt).BridgePoint will be started a little differently than any of our other plants. We are going to follow the plan...

What would fundamentally change the culture in Pennsylvania and Delaware?1. 1000 new churches that reach at least 100 new believers each? (100,000 new believers out of 10 million unchurched people?2. Some kind of new cultural broadcast that captures the imagination?3. 10,000 new leaders/ministers?4. Some kind...

It's been about 3 weeks since we launched Catalyst Leadership. Though this is not a 'hot topic' blog, we have had between 6-700 unique visitors and days with 1-200 visits.We are here to serve you. We have no other reason to exist....

Christianity needs a face lift. On second thought, it needs total reconstruction surgery. In their newly released book entitled "unChristian," David Kinnaman (from the Barna Group) and Gabe Lyons (co-founder of the Catalyst Conference) reported that only 3% of 18-29 year olds in America...

It's interesting to me that when Jesus got his 'staff' together to train them and send them out to advertise His event, (and they say Jesus didn't do advertising, or that we should not be 'event' driven!) that His first concern was what they were...

Yesterday, our Catalyst group had the privilege of hosting Christopher Alam, a long-time missionary evangelist who has planted over 1000 new churches and has seen millions of converts in Africa and Asia. Just last week he was received into the Penn-Del District of the...