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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
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.
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.
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.
Outreach and Evangelism: What Works Today?
When traditional outreach misses the audience and "evangelism" becomes a dirty word, how can we share the Good News?
local events. “We need to learn to address the gospel differently than we have, in ways our displaced culture can understand.” —Matt Brown. Lead pastor
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
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.
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness. What every church leader should know about organizational culture. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. Three Levels of Organizational Culture.
How to Steward Your Ministry Well
What does it look like to invest in the resources God has entrusted to you?
and freedom. We do this too. Maybe it's accepting a new job that requires a leap of faith, a cross-country move, and a new team culture. Maybe it's investing
More Than a Club
A case for church membership in a culture that views it as odd or optional.
Trend #1: Consumer Culture. In a culture that haphazardly promises rewards and perks for everything from groceries to gas, membership comes across as a marketing ploy.
How to Be a Spiritual Mother
We all have a responsibility to guide younger leaders.
of my presumptive lifespan. For starters, a solid majority of marketing and pop culture messages are not aimed at me—it's very relaxing. For another, I