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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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