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There are only so many hours in the week—and no one feels this more than the busy Pastor. For over a decade, churches have been moving online, some haphazardly or begrudgingly. But when the COVID-19 pandemic put the world on lockdown, many found themselves forced to explore online methods of connecting with their congregations, seekers, […]

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With vaccinations rolling out around the world everything is changing again! It’s impossible to predict what to expect in the years to come, but there are clear trends that church leaders need to reflect on. Here are some questions to consider as you discern your church’s next steps. With everything that has happened over the […]

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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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As Christians, we’re called to live with our feet firmly planted in two different worlds: heaven and also earth. Jesus called his followers to pray the Lord’s prayer. That powerful line – your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven – is the overlapping world Jesus wants us to […]

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The Resilient Church Academy with N.T. Wright is happening this August! Here are some reasons why this is exactly what you need in this next season of ministry! #1- During this season ministry is increasingly happening online- and you need help! Building and maintaining Christian community takes connection—and that’s harder than ever during quarantine. What […]

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The pandemic, as well as worldwide protests, continue to lay bare the fault lines of our culture. If we and our churches are going to continue to push forward in our part of the mission of God, it will require resilience. In this short introduction, Prof. N.T. Wright explains why we should look to 2nd […]

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Heather Jallad

It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” Luke 13:21 It has been said that “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” There is debate about this proverb’s attribution, and yet experience undergirds […]

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Susan Arnold

Connections were an important part of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus connected with each of the disciples in a unique way and was always connected with God. If we take time to think about it, most of what we and our congregations are missing right now are the layers of connections that we normally have in our […]

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In this pre-conference event, you’ll discover the Blended Ecology of Church, a method for remissioning a local congregation to empower their members to create new beachheads for the Kingdom of God in all kinds of contexts.

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