40 years of Mission

Posted by Dave Clayton on

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting to worship at the church where I grew up. It is so much fun to see old friends -- reconnect with people that have shaped my life greatly. There is just something so special about Christmas. Although it was great seeing old friends, the...

Obey

Posted by Dave Clayton on

Have you ever found yourself standing face to face with a decision you knew God was calling you to make? Maybe God was calling you to do something very specific -- such as change your job, move to another city, or make what seemed to be a huge personal sacrifice. How did you respond in that...

Prayer for You

Posted by Dave Clayton on

I have been reading through the Book of Ephesians with a couple of guys this week. I don't know if you have ever noticed this before, but Ephesians is chock full of unbelievable prayers. One prayer in the first chapter really jumped out at me this afternoon. I want to take a minute to pray this...

Mission Challenge # 4

Posted by Dave Clayton on

The challenge for today is really simple. In fact, it is so simple that I won't spend any time trying to set the stage or unpack the theological implications. Just try it.  First, get out your cell phone and scroll through the names in your contact list. Second, who is a person in...

Choosing Leaders

Posted by Dave Clayton on

I have been thinking today a lot about our conversation yesterday (for those of you that were at my house you know what I am referring to). I have been praying that God will really open my heart and my eyes so that I can recognize the people he has been preparing for leadership. I love the story...

Psalm 34:4

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I'm not sure if any one verse has ever captured my heart for such an extended period of time as Psalm 34:4. I stumbled across this verse a little over a year ago, and I find myself quoting it nearly every day. I'm not sure why this verse has taken root in my heart the way that it has, but I know...

If you think it

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One of my favorite leaders, Craig Groeschel recently said, “If you think something good, say it.”  Craig was talking within the context of marriage, encouraging spouses to speak encouraging words over one...

Todd Smells Like Pee

Posted by Dave Clayton on

This morning I was having a conversation with my friend Todd Garrett. If you know Todd, he has been a huge part of Ethos since this summer. He is one of those guys that is just a lot of fun to be around. He has probably invited more people to church than anyone I know. I have learned a lot from...

Beer Commercial Gospel

Posted by Dave Clayton on

I love Beer Commercials. As far as I'm concerned, beer commercials are always the best. In recent years, ESPN and Sonic have gained some serious credibility in the funny commercial department, but I would still argue that they are playing for second place. Beer commercials are always the best...

Mission Challenge # 3

Posted by Dave Clayton on

Don't go to church today.  Be the church. Don't show up to critique the sermon, or consume the worship. Show up to share fellowship with people that Love God. Don't just talk to your friends, but look for opportunities to welcome in newcomers. Don't ask shallow questions to simply...

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