While experiencing the crisis of COVID-19, I felt the preciousness and the necessity of true worship.
Jesus' kingdom is a decentralized kingdom. How might that shape church life through COVID-19 and beyond?
David Swanson's book is a powerful statement on the central place of discipleship in reshaping the church.
God has a place for congregations in the kingdom that He is revealing. Here's how to gain clarity on how well your congregation is living into that mission.
Looking to grow your church? Likely, you have people living close by who would love to get involved.
Many protestant versions of the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers are missionally inadequate: priestly functions are often monopolized by the ministerial priesthood.
One small word can change the entire paradigm of missions at your church. Don’t believe me? Read on!
What does it look like to strengthen our churches and bring a robust gospel to our communities? We'll be discussing this important topic at Inspire 2019 in August.
Much has been written to praise and critique Alan Hirsch’s book 5Q; Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. Despite what is being said, I find Hirsch to be particularly compelling on a couple points.
Church Planters tend to think church planting is the only way to go. Those in established churches tend to be more concerned about church renewal. Is there a middle ground between the two?
We may wish we could magically create a mission-shaped congregation with one event, one sermon, or one service-project. However, like our new year’s resolutions, becoming a mission-shaped congregation takes many small steps, all headed in the right direction.
The second post in a series of three on Reformed evangelism, focusing on the teaching of J.H. Bavinck in his book, An Introduction to the Science of Missions.
I have conducted a number of job interviews in which I noticed that I could tell within ten minutes if the candidate has participated in FaithWalking. How? These candidates are well differentiated, they handle conflict in healthy ways, they listen carefully, and they know themselves well.
Self-identified North American church goers attend church, on average, just once per month. Providence CRC recognized this challenge and is choosing a proactive approach to keep people connected even when they not present on Sunday mornings.
Paas’ book is a wonderful crossover volume that speaks about church planting but connects deeply with church renewal.