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What is Contextualization? Presenting the Gospel in Culturally Relevant Ways

The topic of contextualization arises frequently in contemporary discussions on missiology and ecclesiology. Although it is sometimes controversial, …

Moving to Missional Part I: 3 Steps To Develop A Culture of Service

Why is it that churches often get stuck and turn inward, and what can be done to reverse this inwardly-focused approach?<p>Internal ministries overwhelm …

Jonathan Brooks: Sometimes the church needs to follow and partner with others

The pastor of an inner-city Chicago church shares how he and his congregation have changed the way they work in their neighborhood -- and how that …

The Hardest Part of Mothering

No one warned me. No one told me that after training our children to sleep through the night, after helping them learn the ways of kindness and the …

6 Things That Make Ministry Harder Than It Was A Decade Ago

Ever feel like ministry is harder than it was a decade ago?You’re not alone.I am an eternal optimist when it comes to the church, but I agree that …

Social Media

11 Traits of Churches That Will Impact the Future

Almost every leader I talk to acknowledges that our culture is shifting.<p><b>To reach a changing culture, the church needs to change. Rapidly.</b><p>Don’t get me …

Innovation

Living with a bias toward action

Passivity is epidemic among us.

“13 Reasons Why”. . . Season 2. . . Thoughts Post-Binge-Watch. . .

Watching news footage of kids filing out of the building after a school shooting is gut-wrenching. It leaves us broken, hurting, and realizing that …

Mental Health

Modifying the church’s methods

Sometimes you have to stop doing good things to do the best things.

Fleming Rutledge: Why Being ‘Spiritual’ Is Never Enough

Americans increasingly identify as “spiritual but not religious.” Radical faith goes beyond both. We hear a good deal today about “the triumph of the …

Jesus

Christian Calling Means Mixing Metaphors

Mixing metaphors is bad grammar. But for Christian vocation, it’s essential.Otherwise, our lives go astray.One of the most influential metaphors in …

Audio Mixing

Great Questions To Help Focus Your Ministry

If you are anything like me, you work and thrive better under clarity. When you work under someone who is clearly in the direction, scope, future, …

School Violence. . . Some Thoughts. . .

The “already” but “not yet.” It’s not just personal. It extends into every nook and cranny of our world. And so we strive to see the Kingdom realized …

Father, Forgive Me, for I Have Sinned (Again) – Kurt W. Bubna

<i>A Travel Guide for Life, Faith, and Relationships!</i><p>Most of us do not leap into devastating sin; we crawl into it bit by bit.<p>In fact, it’s fairly rare …

Schadenfreude

Decisions are emotional, not logical: the neuroscience behind decision making

Think of a situation where you had bulletproof facts, reason, and logic on your side, and believed there was absolutely no way the other person could …

How serving its community transformed a dwindling church

Through a modest tutoring program, a congregation discovered its calling in mission to the community. And then it started to grow.

Crime

Hot Social Media Campaigns That Are Perfect For Gen Z

“Wait, there’s yet another audience I have to target?”<p>That’ll be your reaction when I talk about how you really need to start thinking about …

Social Media

3 Cruel Christian Clichés for Graduates

It’s graduation season and your mailbox is likely filled with graduation invitations and pictures. Your church has likely asked graduates to stand …

5 Signs Your Church Is Designed to Underperform at Connection

You may want to argue with me (and if you do, please use the comment section), but there are 5 easy to spot signs that your church is actually …

Music and art is a natural medicine to the 'mind and soul' of teen

Music as medicine is a concept that is insanely familiar to me.<p>The time of middle school and the end of elementary school was a very rough and emotional time for me. I had a mentally ill father, and after he threatened my mother’s life, my mom got my older brother and me and tried to get the hell …

The One Sure Mark of Christian Maturity

I suppose we all know that as Christians we are meant to grow up, to mature. We begin as infants in the faith and need to develop into adults. The …

10 Questions to Ask Your Teens

It’s spring time, which means that another school year of youth ministry is about to wrap up. For some of us that just means a shift to summer …

Washington State

10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask Themselves

One of my favorite Twitter sites is CoachTheCoaches. It is a goldmine for leadership lessons, inspiration, and tips on how to lead successfully at a …

Leadership

The difficulty in finding your purpose

Everyone was born for a purpose. That’s right, even you. You are here for a reason.

5 Visual Content Statistics and Infographic

<b>Visual Learning And Your Visual Content Strategy</b><p>For quite a while now, McKnight Kurland has been developing significantly more infographics, videos, …

How Parents Can Encourage Their Kids' Spiritual Health | Facts & Trends

<i>By Bob Smietana</i><p>Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians. But half of them don’t actually practice …

What Pastors Need to Know About ‘Nones’

The death of Christianity in America has been announced many times—the infamous <i>Time</i> magazine cover, the New Atheist movement, the Pew Foundation …

New Research, Culture, and Systems on How Churches Welcome Guests

Every church sends a message through how they welcome and treat guests. Those with no strategy send the loudest message: “What we believe has not …