Big Church or Little Church?

Some churches are big, other churches are little. Some churches are impersonal and difficult to get plugged into, others are friendly, and it’s easy to get connected .

In my experience, it’s not necessarily the big that are unfriendly and the small that are instantly engaging. I have been to churches that are massive and yet are warm and feel like a big family and small ones that don’t focus on outsiders to the point that they become clique-ish and cold. So you don’t have to choose between being big numerically and having a strong and thriving community. They aren’t opposites.  In fact, community isn’t really an issue of magnitude but mindset.  More intentionality than immensity.   It is something that must be fostered, developed, and pursued, regardless of the size of the church.  And it won’t happen on accident.

Now, I know some people are against “big” churches and like smaller ones better. Continue reading…


A subdued side of Spoken

Last week Matt Baird, the lead singer of the band, Spoken dropped by skull church for a quick accoustic set. I had never met him before but he is a super cool guy.  Also, in the following pic he looks at least 79% tougher than I do. Continue reading…


Fancy schmancy

In case you didn’t notice this is a completely redesigned levilusko.com. We have been meaning to tweak it for a while, because the old site–especially the blog, were painful aesthetically. (Its a proven fact that Bad graphic design hurts small parts of your soul)

But you know how it is, especially if you work at a church, projects pile up, and our art dept has a list as long as snuffaluffagus’ trunk–10 pts for most obscure sesame street reference ever?! Continue reading…


heaven and earth

D.L. Moody, the great 19th century evangelist, said: “One day you will open the paper and read that D. L. Moody is dead. Don’t you believe it! In that day I will be more alive than I have ever been before… I was born of the flesh in 1837, I was born of the Spirit in 1855. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit shall live forever.” Since that is true for the believer, one year ago today my friend, Christopher Laurie, became more alive than ever before when his earthly life ended and he entered into the presence of the Lord. Continue reading…


Phil Wickham at Skull Church

My good friend, Phil Wickham, showed up and played a few songs at skull church tonight. Then after the service was over, he did a whole worship set and it was off the charts. Continue reading…


Awesome testimony from Skull Church

This week we saw 16 people make professions of faith in Christ at skull church. That night I saw this comment that was left on the skull church fan page on Continue reading…


A whole new side of skull church

Here is the most recent skull church service archive. Unlike our Sunday video, which we release immediately, we are taking a little time to clean up the skull church video before it goes out. God has really been blessing this outreach and each week we have seen capacity crowds and people make decisions for Christ. The study we have been going through is on death and surrounding events.
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