Posture yourself to sit with the Lord in the Word. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien puts an emphasis on hospitality and the enjoyment of food in Middle-earth by everyone’s favorite hairy-footed halflings. Resembling traditional English meal times, the hobbits of Middle-earth feast up to seven meals a day. [Breakfast - 7… Continue reading Come to the table to Feast!
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
As we contemplate the future horizon of church planting in North America, it is imperative for us to consider one of the main ingredients for these efforts – the planter and core team members. Inevitably, we must ask the question, “Where will these discipled leaders come from?” It is increasingly the case that we inadvertently… Continue reading Future Leaders On the Horizon of Church Planting
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