Jon Davis

In this moment of the COVID-19 Pandemic, when we are forced to stay at home for weeks and months to bring an end to this deadly disease, there is an opportunity for a vibrant mission to be cultivated.

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Who is your church aiming at on Sunday mornings? Some churches use phrases like “all are welcome” or “come as you are” to describe their gatherings. These are good ideals that reflect God’s grace and Jesus’ eagerness to call all people to himself. But churches also put up other signs to say who belongs. Some […]

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Dee Stokes

Before you begin this process, be honest with yourself and ask why you want to plant a fresh expression in an ethnic minority neighborhood. If out of guilt or sorrow for the people, then DON’T DO IT! If out of a call from God, then DO IT!

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Shannon Kiser

I have children in high school and college right now, and the relentless pursuit of measurable results is a constant pressure in their life as a student. They are measured, surveyed, tested, and graded to death. As a result, they have learned that filling in the right bubbles on standardized test sheets is the primary […]

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Jon Davis

Talking about Jesus should be as natural as talking about anything we are passionate about.

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Mark Cryderman

Discipling takes too long. I dreamed of the men in my church getting together, prayerfully discovering the spiritual disciplines, parsing theological truths, pushing each other to memorize scriptures and thinking of all the nuances of the text.  I thought “After the membership class, after the evangelism training, and after figuring out our purpose, I could […]

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