I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty overwhelmed by all the information I have access to. In this digital age, we ingest just about every video, article or music clip that catches our eye as we comb through the world wide web. My friend refers to these never ending streaming blitzs as a … Continue reading Constipated and Loving It!
For the past five years, I have been consumed by the concept of "movements". It's just fascinating to watch the evolution of trends in our generation. Just look at how something like those funny looking Crocs can make its way into every home in North America, or how everyone all of a sudden felt the need to start wearing flannel (I'm … Continue reading Movements, Protests and the Ever-Expanding Flannel Industry
The beauty behind simple and organic churches is the belief that every Christian is called to participate in the life and mission of the church. It revolves around the notion that the laity encompasses a greater capacity to minister than we give them credit for. With that conviction in mind, we implement strategies that allocate more … Continue reading How Simple Churches deal with Complex Issues
"The church cannot understand itself alone. It can only truly comprehend its mission and its meaning, its roles and its function in relation to others"Jurgen Moltmann"The Church is the Church only when it exists for others."Dietrich Bonhoeffer"What the church does internally with no intention of impacting the world outside itself is not mission. But when … Continue reading A Missionary Body
I'm finding more recently that my main issue with mainstream churches today is not with their attractional models, extravagant sanctuaries and inward focused programs, it goes much deeper than that. The root of my issue is the lack of capacity to effectively adapt. The church today is realizing its need to change in this uniquely … Continue reading Changing the Way We Change
The video below is a great resource in beginning to learn about Church Planting Movements. I'll start this blog with David Watson's bio that I took from his website so you know where he's coming from:"David Watson serves as the Vice President of Global Church Planting with CityTeam Ministries, San Jose, CA. His primary responsibility … Continue reading Church Planting Movements (CPM)
I just spotted this on Neil Cole's (author of Organic Church) facebook status and thought I'd weigh in on this idea. "The best strategic plan is to plan to act strategically when the need arises. Adapt to what comes, don't hold to a plan formed in absentia." Neil Cole Although a Pharisee in Jesus' day … Continue reading How to Strategize in a Dynamic Context