Church, Church Planting, Leading, Ministry, Missional Living

We Need More Lydias in Church Planting

Our current culture has manifested a heightened awareness of diversity and gender issues which gives the church an opportunity to demonstrate and model clear and sacred responses amid the clashing secular voices.  One area where the church’s beauty is displayed is in God’s design for men and women to be partnered in ministry to advance… Continue reading We Need More Lydias in Church Planting

Church, Ministry, Missional Living, Sinlgeness

How to Value Singles in the Church

Our church culture is one which often inadvertently marginalizes singles.  Let’s begin to intentionally and strategically create communities that honor the image of God in single adults – not as an afterthought, but as a purposeful focus.  If half of our population is single (never married, separated, divorced, or widowed), then we need to realize… Continue reading How to Value Singles in the Church

Church, Culture

Potluck International Food Night for a Family Night or Church Missions Focus

Wouldn't this be fun to do for a monthly missions focus with our church family? You could add a focus on missionaries working in that country, people groups, etc. Even adopt a missionary or people group and continue to pray for them and send them care packages. Potluck International Food Night - This family activity… Continue reading Potluck International Food Night for a Family Night or Church Missions Focus

Church, Culture, Ministry, Missional Living

Examining how we think… about salvation and missions…

This week, Ed Stetzer began a new theme on "Mondays are for Missiology" and his topic was how missions relates to the role of salvation in the missional conversation.   We want to focus on how salvation "plays out" in the missional discussion.  A few of the prominent views of salvation include:  salvation by works or good deeds - the idea of the scale tipping… Continue reading Examining how we think… about salvation and missions…