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Disillusioned by the Church
When organizational culture makes you wonder if you belong
Differing interpretations or understandings of critical terms (eg, traditionally common words and phrases that are defined differently by the user, such as “team,” “missional,” “gospel,” or
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
Filter 2: Missional Strategy. While practitioners may use descriptors like “missional” to distinguish their church models from multisite, that's an unfair characterization.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
1. Mad Doctor Medical Festival. For this event, the church partners with local shelters, hospitals, doctors, nurses, or dentists to host a fall-themed, free medical clinic.
Pastor, Don't Neglect Your Current Members To Reach New Ones
The great churches of tomorrow will be built on the foundations that were established yesterday and affirmed today.
Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Fred Johnsson | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Every church needs to be more missional. More outward-reaching. More evangelistic.
Missional Living in a Fraternity
What it takes to go with Jesus into unlikely parts of the world.
There are many days living in a Fraternity is a nuisance, which calls into question the logic of our missional living. But our story began long before we stepped on stage.
Sister, You Are Not a Mistake
The church needs you and your gifts.
Women who have the power of Jesus to change the world believe their life can only be Pinteresting, not missional, because they're a wife or a mom. Is This All There Is?
If Your Church Is Healthy, Why Is It Still Small?
It's a valid question. I wish I had a tidy answer. But here's what I do know.
There are a lot of churches – most churches, in fact – that stay small despite years of healthy, missional work. But I know I'm not alone. There are a lot
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Historically, whenever the church of Jesus is dynamic and healthy, it grows. But healthy, missional Christians don't just clump together in larger and larger groups.
The Church Offertory: What's Trending?
7 trends worth noting as you evaluate your church offertory
Typically, this statement is about how the funds are used. Members are able to see through videos or testimonies the missional impact of their gifts. 7
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
“That was the most powerful moment in my entire life in church. Thank you.”. Pastor Jon Tyson who bumped into Steve Garber in Washington, DC, recounted a conversation they had.
Why Are Church Leaders Always Talking About Change? (7 Reasons)
The alternative to change isn’t stability. It’s stubbornness. Besides, no one needs help to stay the same.
Or an exorcism.). I'm blessed to serve a great church body. It's an amazing group of passionate, worshipful, missional servants of Jesus. But we've never gotten any of that perfectly, yet.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
There are gaps to be filled, and the challenge is for you to fill them. That is the essence of the high call of spiritual leadership, of missional leadership.
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?
The church's Gospel Communities—missional small groups gathered by neighborhood—take part in their communities by caring for refugee families, joining in city farming, and getting
Farewell Franchise Ministry
Why is megachurch pastor John Mark Comer ditching conventional church-growth wisdom? Two words: mission and millennials.
What led to the change of strategy? Learning to adopt a more missional posture. It promotes consumerism—even if it's masked behind several layers of "missional-speak.".
Is Your Church a Pipeline, Portal, or Platform?
The amount of life transformation you're seeing may depend on your answer.
repeatable, scalable, and common. Eric Swanson serves as a missional specialist with Leadership Network and as a content specialist with Gloo. He is the