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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.
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
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.
4 Ways to Discover and Capitalize On Your Church’s Unique Voice
If you're copying another church, you’re not being the church God called you to be. And the kingdom of God is poorer for not having your voice in it.
What kind of culture does your church have? In recent years, many of the denominational barriers have fallen as a primary determiner of church culture.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
Jim Wilson, director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California, explains: "The new marriage culture, codified by the Supreme Court's decision in
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.
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
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
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 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
Encourage More Women to Lead
Regardless of theology, we need to empower more women to use their gifts in the local church.
Then, and only then, should we consider how she could best utilize her gifts, talents, and experiences in the theological context and culture of our church.