Phone Free(dom)

Today marks our official end of summer 2013.  I mean it isn’t officially over for world, but it is for this Bagwell family.  Weirdly enough there are some reasons to celebrate about summer ending. We start a predictable schedule (I love predicable schedules). There is a routine for almost everything (something I need badly). Life […]

Reject Normal

When I was in my early college years (I say that because I had a lot of college years), I consistently met with a group of guys for accountability, to be challenged, and yes, to laugh – a lot. During one of our gatherings someone threw out the phrase and it stuck out to us […]

Make Life Happen

I am currently 32 years old. Wow, I feel old, yet most of the world would say that I am young. This year (2013) has been one of the toughest years for my wife and I both. There are about a billion excuses that I could use as to why this year feels like a […]

A vision for the how

This is part ___ (who knows) of my series about Mission, Vision, and How (Strategy).  This is a practical series about these concepts.  People who are much smarter than me have written about these concepts.  This is just my view of how things sort out.  Also; Trey is doing a series about the mission and […]

The mission & basketball

What is a mission? According to Dictionary.com there are 16 different definitions of the word “Mission”. My favorite definition found at dictionary.com is; “the business with which such a group is charged.” This past weekend I attended a local high school basketball game.  This isn’t unusual for me, I love watching student athletes compete.  What I love about athletics is that each person […]

Mission -> Vision -> How

Why STYLE is a good thing. The style of worship, the style of church, the style of teaching, and the style of leading is not the mission; but they can have a profound meaning and importance if in the context of the mission.  Here’s how it works in my head:

Love the Mission or the Style?

In a world that is all about style, should Christian’s be all about style? For many years I fell in LOVE with the style of Church rather than the mission of Jesus.  Yes, that’s right, I fell in love with a style.  The style of the worship gatherings were appealing to me and relevant to […]

Go = the Mission?

Therefore – GO The great commission is found in [youversion]Matthew 28:19-20[/youversion]. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to […]