An invitation for the church council to become the nucleus for the renewal of the church.
Director, Vibrant Congregations
A collaborative work of the CRCNA and RCA
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A Prayer for God's work in us to make us one, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one.
Taking words from James Baldwin, Robert P. Jones' new book holds that white Christians have been white too long.
Could it be that without confession there can't really be deep renewal?
Building a Vibrant Congregation is about living out God’s amazing vision of the way things are supposed to be.
At the beginning of COVID-19, Andy Crouch wrote about churches preparing for a blizzard, winter, and a mini ice age. Here's a tool to help churches be ready.
Chris, Thanks for these thoughts. One of the struggle we have is loving the Sabbath, for many it was a burden when growing up and now it is often an afterthought. Your words reminded me of some...
Thanks Resonate and PCR for this new resource, an important one in all times, but especially in this ministry moment
Syd, thanks for this thoughtful blog post. I believe, along with you, that we are stepping into a new space of being creator churches. One of the critical pieces of this is, as you say, being...
Thanks for joining the conversation. I agree that relevance is not central to the life of the church. Rather it is being faithful to God's call.
The church is not just...
I love Michael's question and would enjoy seeing some comments around it. What do those of you who have engaged the book think, "Is this how evangelicals are perceived or is this what evangelicals...
Hi Bill, Thanks for the thought. I've reflected on this as well. While we can go in the category or Pelagian or semi-Pelagian I go in a different direction. I remember reading the book on early...posted on: Are You Funneling?
Thanks for taking the time to dig deeply into the "shepherd" and the work of the "shepherd" under Christ. I sense that you are seeing things pretty clearly in Ajax; and doing some...posted on: No Place for Shepherds?
Thanks for this great testimony of pain, loss, hope, and just that bit of godly wondering.
Thanks to all the comments. Just so there is clarity, the map of Alpha cities that is being referred to is the one used by the North American Mission Board of the SBC. It is not the defininitive...
Home Missions is partnering with ECO Presbyterian (a new presbyterian denomination) in creating a pathway to bring missional communities into established churches. We had our first gathering/...posted on: Missional Communities After a Year