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What if the Holy Spirit has given us everything we need to become the Church of tomorrow TODAY? It might be hard to believe, but you already have what you need to face a changing future! The Church has been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. At the Future Church Summit, Rev. Keisha Polonio […]

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Chris Backert

At the end of 2019, I pulled an old book off my shelf.  I remember first reading Soul Tsunami sitting on the beach after my freshman year of college.  It had been just over a year since I felt called into ministry and as I read through Soul Tsunami during that week, it forever oriented […]

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What if the future of the church lies in the synergy of the old and the new? How can the depth and the beauty of the established church form disciples who will join in God’s mission, and how can experimental Christian communities help established congregations dream new dreams and reach new people? At the Future […]

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What if your future lies in the adaptation of your church’s core DNA to your current and emerging context? It might be hard to believe, but you already have what you need to face a changing future! At the Future Church Summit, Tod will be sharing on the topic, The Plans I Have for You- […]

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What if your church’s best days were ahead? It might be hard to believe, especially with the difficulties of 2020 still looming over us. But at the Future Church Summit, Michael will be sharing on the topic, Better Days Ahead: A Thriving Mission in a Polarized, Post-Corona, Hyper-Connected World. Get to Know Michael FX Future Church […]

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The year 2020 brought about seismic shifts in the way we engage in weekly worship, but the Good News of Jesus Christ has remained the same. In this new season of ministry, you need a strategy for telling the old story in whatever setting you find your church can gather in. Hybrid Worship draws on […]

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About 20 years ago I was helping out a friend who was the young adults pastor at a medium-sized church in the Portland, OR area. The pastor and main Sunday communicator prided himself on his expository preaching and as the new technology of PowerPoint and projectors became more and more prevalent in the church, with […]

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Jon Davis

Believe it or not, Mary has a lot to say to us about mission and discipleship.  We can have a number of focal points in telling the Christmas story; prophecies (especially from Isaiah), Joseph, and the trek to Bethlehem, shepherds, angels, a star, Wise Men (the Wise Men are a separate story from the birth […]

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Michael Beck

Missio Divina is an exclusive audio devotional, available only on the FX Connect App. Each week during Advent, we’re releasing a special edition of the devotional, designed to help you prayerfully consider your place in God’s mission this time of year.  Below is the text of a recent episode from our Director of Remissioning, Michael Beck. You […]

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Michael Beck

This post concludes a mini-series of three reflections on why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. (Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here) Each of these stories has one thing in common: a failure of contextual intelligence. We believe that if these leaders knew Issachar’s secret—the ancient secret to frontline mission—a […]

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