Michael Beck

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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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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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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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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(This article originally on the website of the Fuller Seminary De Pree Center) “If I could retire today, I would,” a pastor told his executive coach recently. But he can’t retire and he wonders how he is going to make it through this most unprecedented moment. As the global pandemic and the economic recession stretch […]

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Gannon Sims

If you’re a frustrated Christian looking for a much-needed nudge to talk about the issues you’ve wished to talk about but didn’t think you could, The Sacred Overlap will prove to be a refreshingly hopeful companion. 

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Michael Beck

This is a moment to equip individuals and families for home-centered worship, discipleship, and service.

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John Chandler

Some of us memorized Micah 6:8, one of the great summary verses in the entire Bible.  The Lord tells us what he’s interested in having his people give their lives to – to do justice, love kindness, walk humbly.  Just before these three things, the prophet also tells us what God is not interested in.  […]

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