However quirky you’re trying to make your church signs—however hard you’re spinning your wheels to gain traction with this generation—remember that you do not need to compete in the cultural arena of authenticity.
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It’s September. You’ve decided that if you’re ever going to be able to breathe again, you should probably bite the bullet and involve some volunteers in your programming. Aside from being crucial and integral to your ministry, volunteer leaders can also be crucial and integral to your sanity. But like any good ministry, working alongside […]
“We’re just so glad to have you here for the young people,” they said. I heard this phrase uttered time and time again as the congregation members shook my hand on my first Sunday as their youth pastor. It was uttered as a sigh of relief from some, and as an excited sentiment from others. […]
You know who you are. You’re the pastor who watches the Bachelor for research, right? Yes, I’m speaking to the male pastors too. Perhaps you, like my husband, find yourself shaking your head…
One of the worst questions you can ask a third culture kid “Where are you from?” I began. Jeanne rolled her eyes a bit and stared back at me, “I hate that question,” she said. Not realizing the hole of ignorance I was digging for myself, I kept pushing: “Well, where were you born?” Another […]
Who knew that justice would feel so disarming? Who knew that justice would be so relational?
The small church is not a solution for how Christians in North America might survive beyond the 21st Century. It’s not trying to be.
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