Churches used to be inseparable from neighborhoods.
But today, the entire concept of a neighborhood has shifted. What should churches do?
Is it possible for large churches to have a transformative, localized neighborhood presence?
According to David Fitch, not only is it possible—it’s essential for large churches who want to have a significant missional impact in this generation.
Luke Edwards says we can explore our communities with the same spiritual practices that deepen our understanding of God’s Word. He has adapted the practice of Lectio Divina as a tool for “reading” the neighborhood surrounding a church in a new, more prayerful way.READ MORE
Since so many churches can be culturally homogeneous, one of the biggest opportunities for local churches is to start fresh expressions for people from different cultures.READ MORE
Fewer people want to be involved in traditional Churches. You and your church can start a “fresh expression”—a new kind of church, dedicated to people who don’t go to church.READ MORE
Take the first step in discovering how Fresh Expressions could work in YOUR Church!READ MORE
We are ministering in a transitional age in which our existing churches still have an important role in the mission of God – and yet an increasing percentage of people are simultaneously beyond the reach of the church as we know it. How do our local congregations solve the challenge of mission in our […]READ MORE
In Signs of Love, Msgr. Renzo Bonetti tells us that married couples are “books of God written in flesh.” Through the iconography of ordinary marriages, Bonetti shows us how married love—the “great mystery” St. Paul writes about in Ephesians 5—can make us present to the very heart of the church itself. To understand the Trinity, he says, we should look to the lives of Christian couples as they reenact Jesus’ self-sacrifice at Calvary.READ MORE
Jesus gave his followers seven key practices…READ MORE
Beyond the walls of our churches and the tables of gatherings like this, our belief is that God is at work cultivating a modern-day mission movement empowered by the active presence of the Spirit within the lives of everyday churches and everyday disciples.READ MORE