One woman that I know truly want to live out her faith at her job.  She works for the city of Cambridge, in a human resource role.  It’s somewhat ironic, since the last thing Ruth would consider people is to be a ‘resource’.  No, she sees the image of God in everyone,...

As a pastor I've come to realize that the Sacred Secular Divide is not a church issue but a pastor issue. The challenge for a pastor is that your profession becomes very much a part of your mental model and it becomes easy to know what to say to others. As pastors, we...

A member of our church is a postman. As part of delivering the mail, he sees who gets mail from which organizations and he's begun connecting people on his streets who are followers of Christ but who didn’t know it.  They have begun having conversations about how can w...

As part of the one degree shifts we've implemented, we’ve encouraged people to get involved in the community rather that doing more church programs.

One of the things our church got involved with was the Cub Scouts.  We have Den Leaders, Pack Leaders and so forth.  As a...

I view the Imagine Project as an approach to how you build the church out and how to build disciples. It’s not something churches can do on the margin and then move on to the next thing. It has to keep being reinforced it in sermons. It has to be reinforced in disciple...

Since I was little girl I was captivated by the heroic missionary biographies of self-less women like Amy Carmiachael and Gladys Alyward. I knew that I wanted to be a missionary because I wanted to serve God every single day of my life in a meaningful way.

In pursuit of...

Luke 19:45-48

I recently came to see this passage in a whole new way. Previously, I had imagined Jesus forcefully addressing the unjust practices of the moneychangers, then moving on to other things, but verse 47 tells us that “every day” after this, He continued to tea...

The Anglican church in the UK is making great strides to equip whole-life disciples.  The Diocese of London is working to equip and commission 100,000 people to live as ambassadors for Christ in daily life.  That number means that every person who is a part of their ch...

Having used the 'dots' to help congregants understand the concept of being the church when they are 'gathered' and when they are 'scattered', they used the same concept more broadly.  Using the dots  as part of church funded missions partners bulletins, demonstrated to...

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