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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
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.
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
Bring Your Full Self to the Table
When we allow God to use our full identity, amazing ministry can follow.
As one of only a handful of Korean families in Salem at that time, Kang recalls the tension of retaining her ethnic heritage while seeking to assimilate into mainstream 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.
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.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight.
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls. With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it's tempting to give up the fight. Read as Single Page
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.
Why Was I So Hard On That Church I Visited?
Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship service and solid, biblical teaching.
Church & CultureMay 30, 2017. Why Was I So Hard On That Church I Visited? Impacting our community for Jesus takes more than having a great worship
Diagnosing and Changing Church Culture
What you need to know about your past to move forward
Diagnosing and Changing Church Culture. What you need And that made ministry effectiveness very difficult. Three Ways Culture Emerges. One of the
Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community
Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don’t hide it behind layers of misdirection and insider lingo, daring people to find it.
Church & CultureMay 25, 2017. Why Some Great Churches Never Impact Their Community Your church has the world's greatest treasure. Don't hide
How Culture Affects Our Expectations of Leaders
Gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic biases affect how we lead and follow.
How Culture Affects Our Expectations of Leaders. These questions go back to issues of culture—not at the level of behavior but at the level of values.
Planting Disciple-Making Churches in the City
What does it take to grow healthy congregations in this hostile environment?
What are some of the challenges of planting churches in urban contexts? Lewis: Urban environments are typically younger and full of students and entrepreneurs
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
If we don't recognize that these are theological issues, then we are left to develop those concepts or practices on either the culture or our own whims.