Rhetoric vs. Reality

It is much easier to describe what you would like to do rather than actually do it. This is true of real life and true of just about every organization. This can also be true for the local church. There is an ideal of God to be pursued and the first step is often in …

Does mission lead naturally to community?

I’ve been wrestling with a statement by someone I respect immensely and who has influenced my missiology greatly. The statement is: “When we are all working on mission, community happens naturally. When we're working on community, mission gets lost somewhere.” I think this statement challenges the status quo for 95% of churches in America. The …