Living With Intention and Confidence

Who Broke the Missional Movement?

The Biggest Thing Keeping Churches from Effectiveness

About a decade ago, the “missional movement” promised to transform the Church and make loads of new disciples. It was supposed to break down barriers in our culture, stopping the decline of church attendance nationwide. So who broke the missional movement?

Unfortunately, the answer may be closer than we think. 

Lifeschool 114: Redeeming Sexuality in the Eyes of the Church

Naked Conversations About Sex

Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. Relationships, identities, orientations and even seemingly straightforward concepts such as gender have cut battle lines between the church and the world. In this episode we speak to Debra Hirsch, author of the book Redeeming Sex, and discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world.

Redeeming Sexuality

The Consistency of How God Now Sees You

The Secret to a Blue Sky Life

We all experience hard times, relational strife or loss and fear. And it can lead to deep depression and self-doubt. However, there is always one thing present in those times that we can easily forget: the consistency of God.

I travel a lot for ministry and work, and I have for years. A while ago I was on a flight that scared me a little. Not long after take-off we flew up through a dark layer of storm clouds. The plane rocked and jumped from side to side and seemed to struggle as it climbed through the clouds. It was a pretty turbulent few minutes.

Jumpstarting, Restarting or Resurrecting Your Missional Community

3 Important Rhythms and a Tool For Each

Authentic faith lived in a vibrant missional community can be a hard thing to find, create and maintain. There comes a time for all of us when we may need to look at jumpstarting or re-starting some of the basics.

Whether it’s the busyness of holidays, the start of a new year, or things have just sort of fizzled out, there a few simple yet intentional rhythms you can dive into that can make all the difference and will get you and your missional community back on track.