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 …

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What is a Missional Community?

This is the question that the Verge Network has been asking a number of leaders on their website, and this is the question that many churches around the country and world are asking, and this is the question I deal with on a daily basis as someone who oversees Community Groups, which we view as …

Mundane Transformation

What they don’t tell you in college, what your parents don’t prepare you for, what you’re job interview will surely not cover, is that the majority of your life is lived in the mundane. The necessary, tedious, and ordinary everyday activities that aren’t exciting or glamorous, but you cannot avoid. It’s been on my mind …

Lessons in Evangelism – Community Evangelism

In my last post in this series, I dealt more with a personal evangelism method (Questioning Evangelism) which is where most of us find ourselves when we seek to declare the gospel at work, in our neighborhood or apartment. It’s also how we’ve come to view and teach evangelism. It has become a personal responsibility that …