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Category: Philosophy of Ministry

Two ways to handle political division like Jesus did (Facebook Live summary session 11).

By: Greg Curtis I recently had a person make a confession to me. They were at a weekly men’s prayer breakfast with 4 new men attending. During the prayer request time, he had asked everyone to pray against our current president and his policies as he believed all Christians should. […]

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A New Normal

By: New Churches Home > Blog > A New Normal A New Normal By Ed Stetzer As states have begun varied and nuanced approaches to reopening businesses, parks, and more, we find ourselves asking more and more “How do we move forward?” I’m concerned about life after the pandemic, but […]

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The Church is Messy, Isn’t It?

By: Brandon A. Cox The Church is Messy, Isn’t It? .et_post_meta_wrapper The church is messy, isn’t it? When I look around, I see that we’re often unsafe for the hurting, unkind to those who don’t see the world the way we do, and unlike Jesus in how we relate to […]

PODCAST 085: Doug Parks, Church as Platform, and Moving Beyond the Institutional Model

By: the Church.Digital   What can we, the Church, learn from Uber? AirBNB? We’re 100+ days into this COVID thing. Our buildings aren’t getting much usage. In some areas (like where I am in Florida) we’re actually worse now than ever. In that same vein, I had a pastor tell […]

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Unified Disciple Making Theory

By: Discipleship.org Albert Einstein wasn’t trying to explain disciple making in the church. But, like most pastors, Einstein thought there was something missing. The famous scientist was convinced of a yet-undiscovered framework that tied together the two known forces (gravity and electromagnetism) in the physical universe. For decades he worked […]

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I Want to Live In the 8th of Romans

By: Brandon A. Cox I Want to Live In the 8th of Romans .et_post_meta_wrapper This is where I often live… the 7th of Romans. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate… it is […]

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What Form Should Disciple Making Take?

By: Discipleship.org Chances are, you’ve debated one of these topics before. Defending your opinion and viewpoint is part of what it means to be human. Sometimes we vigorously defend our position with any facts we can find … while closing our eyes to other, less helpful facts. Disciple makers can […]

PODCAST 081: Craig Whitney & Moving Beyond the Church Service Business

By: The Church.Digital   How do you start a church movement? Sure, there’s probably different ways we can answer that question. If we looked at Christ’s example, well, he started with 12 guys. Not a massive movement. He started with individuals and took three years to groom, grow, and disciple […]

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The Thing That Scares Me the Most

By: Brandon A. Cox The Thing That Scares Me the Most .et_post_meta_wrapper Know what really scares me as a pastor? It’s that my words are going to cause people to take action. People will, based on a sermon, based on a tweet, based on an interaction, or a counseling session […]