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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
Pastoral Training Is Changing
It's not a straight path to the pulpit anymore.
Stephanie O'Brien leads the missional community efforts for Mills City Church in Minneapolis. “Most training has taught people how to be doers, rather than equippers,” she explained.
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.
Missional Living in a Fraternity
What it takes to go with Jesus into unlikely parts of the world.
Missional Living in a Fraternity. What book. There are many days living in a Fraternity is a nuisance, which calls into question the logic of our missional living.
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?
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.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat. Don't be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day! Sabrena Klausman. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand: email;
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
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
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?
Imago Dei Community, led by pastor Rick McKinley, is doing something similar in Portland. They give missional grants to people in their congregation engaged in local initiatives.
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.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work
These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities.
Helping People Connect Faith and Work. These churches send out engineers, teachers, artists, and lawyers as missionaries to their cities. Skye Jethani
Top 10 Resources for Church Planters
Essential tools for a hard calling.
The Ecclesia Network: Though smaller than other networks, Ecclesia churches have a more missional orientation. 7. Planting Missional Churches (Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im).
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.
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.".
‘Dear Worship Leader...’
A review of Zac Hicks’s The Worship Pastor.
For the attractional church, it may be bright lights and slick videos. For the missional, the temptation becomes focusing as much on the where of worship as on the Who.