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“Missional to mega: ideas for church, community, & culture.”

Why Missional Must Not Fail – Mike Frost

From Mike Frost's blog. The missional conversation isn’t a fireside chat about new forms of worship or a more attractive model of “doing church.” It’s a revolutionary manifesto about God’s people finally coming to see themselves as a sent people – not merely sent to...

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Is Your Church Replaceable?

Chances are there's nothing physical about your church that can't be replaced by another church around you. When churches look the same (centred around a Sunday service and a few programs for their primary demographic) finding a new one that does things just a little...

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5 Ways Commuter Churches are Killing Christianity

Anecdotal evidence suggests lengthy commutes may be killing you physically. Can we say the same thing about commuter churches and their impact on dwindling church attendance? I remember a conversation with a lead pastor of a megachurch. We were talking about...

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The Sting of Love: Rejection and Faith

Thursdays are for blog posts on the theme of faith in our world. _____________________________________ I want a life that's perfect from the get go and forevermore. Possible right?! Wishful thinking. Life includes the headaches, trials, and pains. Dealing with these...

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BUSY

"How are you doing?" After an audible gasp of feigned disbelief the reply, "Busy.......wow....just BUSY." Really? Cause you watch 2 hours of Netflix a night, how are you be so BUSY?! Are you someone who seems to be busy all the time, but when you think about it,...

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Netflixers

Do you watch Netflix every day? Then you're a Netflixer. Don't be a Netflixer. I'm just now starting to watch the critically acclaimed TV show, "Breaking Bad". I've never seen GOT or The Walking Dead, etc. I guess I don't watch a lot of TV, but I do enjoy other things...

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The Best Behind and the Best to Come

**Thursday's will now feature a theme of 'Faith & You', meandering thoughts on living out the character of Jesus in our world.** _______________________________________________________ Suffering a loss in a relationship either through a breakup or a death can be a...

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Get the Thoughts and Prayers (TP) App Today

An unoriginal piece of satire. Social media amplifies tragedy, and our response (or rather the accumulated response of the masses). To make a point, there's nothing wrong with thoughts and prayers, both are meaningful. You just don't need to tell everyone about...

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Doubt

Thursday are entries for the Faith & You category.... It was day 3 following the crucifixion of Jesus. Everyone was locked in a room going over the recent events. Some were plotting their escape (some had already), others were too afraid to move. The most recent...

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Stop Going To Church

"What church do you go to?" or "are you going to church?" are deeply engrained sayings in the contemporary Christian experience and lexicon that need to be erased. When 'church' becomes the place replacing the people you live deep with, the people become attendees who...

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God Can’t Use You

Routinely heard in the halls of any church building, "God will use you for his purpose!" or, "God can use you no matter how worthy you may feel". Well intentioned motivation but very wrong things to say. The hope and dream God has for all of creation can unfold with...

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