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Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
Disillusioned by the Church. When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. Image: iStock. 0; tweet; email; print.
How to Advocate for Singles in Your Church
Minding the margins to draw everyone in
out how to “do life” without the spouse their church assumes they have or should have, it's crucial that we as leaders bring singles out of the margins, where church culture has stranded
3 Big Problems With Running A Church Like A Business
We’re always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But how should we expect people to act when pastors act like CEOs marketing Jesus as a product?
We're always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church. But customers. We're always decrying the rise of the consumer culture within the church.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
beings, created in the image of God. Each one, regardless of accent, culture, or skin color possesses a God-breathed soul. Any help or service we offer
Evil Is Real, But Love Is Stronger
We don’t need a weak, shallow, moderated response right now. We need a strong, deep and clear response. That’s why we need Christ's love.
Church & CultureAugust 14, 2017. Evil Is Real, But Love Is Stronger We don't need a weak, shallow, moderated response right now. We need a strong, deep and clear response.
Adapt, Adjust And Diversify: Some Of Our Differences Make The Church Stronger
As long as the center holds, our differences won’t make the church weaker. They’re an essential element for making us stronger.
This is why there needs to be a diversity of church styles – because there's a diversity of cultures in the world, a diversity of people within every culture and lightning-fast change
Church Size Is About Personal Preference, Nothing More
As long as your preferences are about positive opportunities, not negative excuses, it doesn't matter what size of church you go to.
Timothy Keller put this beautifully when he stated “Most people tend to prefer a certain size culture, and unfortunately, many give their favorite size culture a moral status and treat other
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
Sometimes, Robinson explained to me, racial separation in a faith context offers something very special for people who may struggle to thrive in the majority culture.
Rise Above the Double Standard
Women leaders are forced to find an impossible golden mean between too much and not enough.
Part of this is because we have a complicated culture that both celebrates and shames women in equal measures, sometimes in the same breath. It's
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
So it's not all bad. There's so much beauty in the culture. What does your role as superintendent look like? I believe every culture reflects God's glory in some unique way.
Reaching a New Generation with the Bible
We can no longer depend on methods that worked 20 years ago.
Jared Perry, a youth pastor at Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas, recognizes the current precipice of religion in Southern culture. For the first
How Church Size Culture Is Affecting the Decline of Denominations
The size of the church we minister in has almost invisibly become a greater point of connection and disagreement than our denominations.
Christian UnityJune 08, 2016. How Church Size Culture Is Affecting the Decline of Denominations The size of my church. And I'm not alone in this. Every Church Has a Size Culture.
Don't Be That Woman
Culture wants to caricaturize women leaders. But God sees us in a different light.
Don't Be That Woman. Culture wants to caricaturize women leaders. But God sees us in a different light. Unfair Caricatures of Women. Our culture has created caricatures of women.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
We introduced calling to our culture. To combat this issue, we are focusing on two aspects of our culture: language and story. Language creates culture.
Be Undeniable: A Christian Alternative to Engaging In the Culture Wars
The world isn’t looking for someone to win the latest debate in the culture wars. They’re looking for an alternative to the whole mess.
The world isn't looking for someone to win the latest debate in the culture wars. They're looking for an alternative to the whole mess. How Jesus Responded to His Culture. Quit whining.