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Church Planting

Who -- Or What -- Is Being Saved?

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 02.05.2017 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

About a year ago, I began a new ministry in a nearby neighborhood. Not wanting to muscle in on anyone else's turf and hoping to perhaps network with others in the area, I researched what else was going on around me.

Finding our Subterranean Way Again: Chapter 1 Review of Dan White Jr.'s New Book

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.29.2016 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I used to be a church planter. It's not that I am against church planting now - it's just that I'm not a church planter anymore. I have a clarity about that, a clarity that's been hard to come by, that has taken some time to embrace, but a clarity nonetheless.

Power in Collective Parish Development: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Like the expatriated Jews camped along the banks of the Chedar River in Babylon, we think of our citizenship as located in another kingdom, a kingdom not of this world. But until we see the new Jerusalem, God calls us to roll up our sleeves and build better parks, better homes and better schools.

How to Snap Pastors Like Breadsticks

Charles Redfern | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Charles Redfern

It's a verified fact: Anyone signing up for the professional ministry is nuts. Don't waste time on those psychological tests. If they want the job, they're cracked.

Jesus And New England: Open Letter To The Christians Who Want To 'Convert' Us

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I know you think you know us. Except here's the thing: Jesus is already here. He has been for a very long time, and we already knew him, long before you came.

Church Growth In The Southern Baptist Convention

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

I am hopeful that based on the efforts of church planting in the major cities of New York even in alternative life-style communities is a sign that the Southern Baptist Convention is reassessing its policies of exclusion.

My Job Offer For Millennials

Steve Knight | Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion
Steve Knight

Programs like this are really a partnership between generations. Millennials get to imagine a new kind of Christian community, while older generations get to see their legacy live on.

The Missionary's Role In The Indigenous Church

Jamaal Bell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jamaal Bell

The church is indigenous from the start. It has always been self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing. Missionaries provide teaching and pastoral care alone.

The World Is Their Parish: Can The United Methodist Church Survive?

Kelly Figueroa-Ray | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Kelly Figueroa-Ray

The United Methodist Church has become a cushy institution, banking on measures kept by fancy dials to help save it from the fate towards which all mainline denominations seem to be heading -- slow death.