I love my church that’s why I resigned today

  For the past several years I have had the joy of replanting a dying church while investing in the lives of young leaders.  I have grown to love the young elders as my own sons, the elders in this … Continue reading

Response to Racism

    The small St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri has captured the attention of our city and to some degree the world. As followers of Jesus watch the events unfold, our hearts our crushed with the pain and raw … Continue reading

A family has all generations

  My values of church health and church growth were shaped at the apex of the church growth movement.  I became an informed proponent of the homogeneous reality of church planting and church growth. I remain convinced that when our … Continue reading

Moonshine, shotguns and Legacy plants

  My great grandfather, Jesse Benton Harris was a pioneer preacher and church planter.  I have always cherished this photo of Jesse Benton (standing in the water) about to baptize, some say the entire community of Posey.  If you blow up … Continue reading

Jonah a fish and fireworks

During this season when many churches connect the 4th of July holiday with worship in one form or another, at Wornall Road we are concluding our months long series in the book of Jonah. It does us well to be reminded that … Continue reading