Small Church guru Karl Vaters sounds a call for creatives to emerge and reminds the rest of us how we can help them. Read Vaters’, “The Church Needs More Creative Christians – And Better Critics.”
In “3 Commitments For Which John Wesley Thought All Christians Should Be Accountable“, Kevin Kinghorn reminds us of historical accountability practices and challenges us to consider our response today.
I was recently challenged to contribute some original Church Health Thursday stuff. Up until now, I have simply curated what I hoped would be helpful and thought provoking content. I will continue to do that. But I will also chime in with what I am noticing and learning. This is not to be confused with […]
“For followers of Jesus, there will come moments in our lives where what he wants for us and what we want for us part ways. Perhaps you’ve been there. These are crucial times, when we are forced to answer an uncomfortable question: Am I really a follower of Jesus, or am I just a consumer?” Three Elements […]
“For a long time now, mission has been framed as a far-off endeavor, a trip requiring a passport, a plane ticket, and a lot of packing. But God’s mission is active everywhere, which means God’s mission is active among your family, friends, and community.” – Alan Briggs “The Lost Mission of Staying Put” calls us […]
“One of the most unfortunate but telling aspects of social media is the way many Christians use it with little concern for how it reflects on them or their Savior. Often times they are unconcerned with the truth, haphazardly sharing demonstrably false news stories. Other times, they wrongly believe as long as we speak the […]
So I want to tell you the first couple of chapters of a story. This story is still being written but there is the opportunity for other characters and plot lines that could involve you or someone you know. So read on! The story starts with Vaughn. Vaughn has been a Christ follower for forty […]
“This is a crucial problem, because there’s one reason above all others that opens people up to the gospel. People become willing to consider Jesus when they like and trust the Christians they know. People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church […]
Kimberly Reisman shares one of the secrets of evangelism and a pretty cool IKEA commercial to keep the pre-Christmas theme going. Click here to read IKEA Discovers the Secret to Evangelism.
Just in time for the holidays, Karen Vine writes about the lost art of hospitality. “Hospitality in North America is in its death throes. It’s choking, gasping for air, writhing in pain and begging for release. Perhaps one of the reasons we’re so anxious about showing hospitality is because we don’t fully understand what it […]
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