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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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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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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With over three months of pandemic life behind us, the world has changed. With a vaccine months away at best, increasing financial turmoil alongside the global response to the killing of George Floyd, it would be unwise to prognosticate about the world to come. But the fact is that many organizations, businesses, and yes, churches, […]

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Chris Backert

The travesties that have taken place over the last several weeks have been horrific and unjust. As a Christian, any amount of reflection on the matter should lead to a broken and contrite heart. Our fundamental identity is as a member of the one body of Christ. As a member of that one body, when […]

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Keas Keasler

Stations of the Cross is a classic Christian meditation on the last moments of Jesus’ life. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the traditional exercise that lines the walls of many churches is unavailable. This exercise, developed originally by Keas Keasler, can be easily adapted for churches who still want to encourage reflection on crucifixion, […]

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April Karli

Several decades ago, communications theorist Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase, “the medium is the message.” In other words, the form, or medium, that is used to communicate a message will shape how that message is received and understood. No longer able to gather in person, church leaders are asking how to create meaningful online gatherings. […]

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