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 […]READ MORE
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.READ MORE
In a few weeks, I will be teaching a 4-session course on Cultural Intelligence for the Fresh Expressions Resilient Church Academy. This is my area of research and expertise and I love it! But so many are still not yet aware of how knowing culture can really benefit them. Culture is simply the way we […]READ MORE
Churches used to be inseparable from neighborhoods.
But today, the entire concept of a neighborhood has shifted. What should churches do?
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