Michael Beck

This is post two of a mini-series of three reflections for why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. (Read Part 1 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 totally […]

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Michael Beck

This post begins a mini-series of three reflections on why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. Each of these stories has one thing in common: a failure of contextual intelligence. I believe that if these leaders knew Issachar’s secret—the ancient secret to frontline mission—a totally different future may have been possible. […]

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Michael Beck

The #1 Competency Pioneer Leaders Need Today This is part one of a series of posts highlighting the need for the cultivation of contextual intelligence in the local church. I’ll begin by reflecting on why Contextual Intelligence (CQ) is the #1 competency pioneer leaders need today. I currently serve as Cultivator of Fresh Expressions for […]

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Heather Jallad

I hope these questions will provide a helpful frame for pressing into what God is doing amid this season and how God is preparing you and your church. God does not waste anything.

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You can develop a clear strategy for how to incorporate digital media into all levels of your ministry in the Digital Ministry Track of the Resilient Church Academy, beginning January 15. If somebody drew a map of the World Wide Web in 2005, they might include the hills of Yahoo, the MySpace valley and the City […]

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Ann Marie Carley

The year 2020 has proved to be one of the most challenging years for the Body of Christ, the Church, all over the world. I’m not going to lie, at the start of the pandemic my pioneers’ heart was energized by all the new opportunities surrounding my congregation. I was excited to innovate and adapt […]

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Luke Edwards

While the first six months of the pandemic have been marked by churches discovering how to worship online, I believe the next six months will be marked by churches learning to create community online.

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Ann Marie Carley

As churches re-enter their buildings, things seem less safe and it is much harder to ignore reality. There is no way to not see the roped off pews or the empty seats. Those coming to worship onsite can look around and see “everyone” is not there. There is no way to safely engage in all of the activities from the good old days, making it painfully obvious that if new ways of connecting with people are not determined, the current generation occupying the space within the church may be the last.

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Why are some institutions thriving while others are closing their doors, declaring bankruptcy, and throwing in the towel? Why are some churches missionally prospering while others are experiencing significant decline?

The answer to these questions is an ancient secret, now unveiled afresh for mission on the front lines of a post-COVID world.

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Ann Marie Carley

As I was setting up the space within our building for the first onsite worship experience in over six months, I found myself chuckling. This space isn’t our traditional sanctuary. It is a space that has been home to multiple meals, smiles, and different events over the years. It is the only space inside of […]

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