A few years ago at our church in Las Vegas, we did a sermon series on forgiveness. The first three weeks dove into forgiving the people who have hurt you. This was a wildly popular topic and our attendance shot up each week. What surprised me the most happened in the fourth week; that’s when our audience exploded. The fourth … Read More
Have your dreams ever collided with reality? In this post, we look at 5 of the hardest aspects of Bart Millard’s story and why they should’ve put an end to all his hopes and dreams. More importantly, we learn that God’s reality is much better than our present circumstances. As much as we might be tempted to give up on ourselves, but He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Pastors are supposed to be thick-skinned creatures, called and equipped by God to withstand the fiery darts of Satan-whether they manifest in the outright hostility of an unbelieving culture or the thinly veiled criticisms of a dissatisfied churchgoer. But, if you ask any pastor who’s been serving the Church for more than 10 minutes, they will have a handful of … Read More
Some songs only take a few minutes to write. Others take an entire lifetime. In this post, we recount the story of Bart Millard’s traumatic childhood and the radical grace that transformed his abusive father into his best friend. Out of that transformation and the hope, Bart found following his father’s untimely death came the double platinum hit, “I Can Only Imagine.
The powerful and moving film, I Can Only Imagine, premiered in theaters across the nation on March 16, 2018. It was praised by many Church and ministry leaders, but the impact goes far beyond the movie. There’s also an I Can Only Imagine Bible Study, along with a full collection of Church Resources, a memoir from Bart Millard, Artwork from Carpentree, and much more. … Read More
I Can Only Imagine is the bestselling Christian song of all time, with versions charting on Christian, secular, gospel, and country music charts. The excitement behind the movie release is a huge opportunity for churches to engage not only their congregation but the whole community. We would like to take some time to answer some of the questions many of … Read More
Serving others is more important than it’s ever been. We have a tendency to approach it as an obligation, instead of an opportunity to reflect the servant heart of Jesus. Pastor Ken Murphy had one of the most exciting weekends a pastor can have after his church viewed the Erwin Brothers‘ movie, Woodlawn. That momentous weekend, 256 individuals made … Read More