Kris Beckert

Fall means change—and 2020 will most certainly be no exception. Sure, the days will get shorter, the temps cooler, and deciduous leaves will turn hues of orange, yellow, and red, but in other ways, this Fall, still in the throes and unknowns of pandemic life, will be very different than previous years. This means that […]

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Cheryl McCarthy

If you are reading this I can safely say you are a passionate pioneering type who is seeking to glean from other pioneering leaders some nugget of advice, equipping or encouragement along your journey.  Am I right?  What about some hard truths that maybe you don’t really want to hear?  Have you ever had one […]

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A theology of church for the workplace: Why fresh expressions at work should be part of the picture.

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We’ve seen the Spirit in the developing world, but how might the Spirit be at work in our midst?

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Jon Ritner

Slowly but surely, the truth is setting in for church leaders across America. Our existing ways of operating as a local church are just not going to work for much longer. Our old strategies of disciple making that relied heavily on professionally led Sunday programs are not effective in an increasingly Post Christian culture that […]

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Gannon Sims

If we extend our imaginations, fresh initiatives lead to movement. As projects create relationships and build community, spiritual questions arise that allow opportunity for those engaged to explore Christian discipleship.

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Chris Backert

When I was a junior in college, the car I had brought with me from high school gave up its ghost.  Driving along one day, the engine decided it had run too long. I was without a vehicle for several months until I mustered enough money to purchase a 1998 Dodge Neon with only 7,000 […]

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Travis Collins

A transvestite showed up one day and was welcomed, though he was not in the “target demographic.” A businessman sitting nearby overheard the conversation on another day and walked over to say how much he appreciated what was going on. A lady who is “up in age” drives forty-five minutes from her rural home to be part […]

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