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What if the Holy Spirit has given us everything we need to become the Church of tomorrow TODAY? It might be hard to believe, but you already have what you need to face a changing future! The Church has been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. At the Future Church Summit, Rev. Keisha Polonio […]

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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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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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I hope these questions will provide a helpful frame for pressing into what God is doing amid this season and how God is preparing you and your church. God does not waste anything.

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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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The Dinner Church movement is growing across the West. With traditional approaches becoming less and less effective in reaching secular populations, leaders are now reaching out for different sociologies of “doing church.” Interestingly, rebirthing an ecclesial form that dates back to the Apostolic Era is proving to be highly effective again in creating great commission […]

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For a number of years, the one-stop shop approach seemed to connect. It seemed to deliver.

Until it didn’t.

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In ministry, I need to constantly be reminded of my “north star,” the reason for why I’m doing this work: to share the love of Jesus Christ. When I don’t remember this, these obstacles overwhelm me and I can start to go off course.

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Sometimes the story feels like a rerun. It’s a story that seems to play out time and again: a church that is rapidly declining has a pastor or a denomination who sees the need for change, but he/she soon runs into the equivalent of a brick wall as they try to implement it. I’ve had […]

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