“We have no clue what we’re doing.” Stupid statement to repeat (over and over again) when you’re trying to get people to understand what a missional community is. Really dumb when you want people to understand that you’re starting an actual church, not a cult. The statement didn’t sit well with those who cared for […]
Unreal didn’t describe it. We’d lived in the house since our marriage day. Newborns brought home from the hospital to the house. Lots of pacing the hall at night. Countless deep discussions and passionate disagreements! Exquisite meals. Rugged and sweet friendships. Scorching weeks and tears. Unquenchably enthusiastic celebrations. All in the house. The house was […]
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Peter 2) Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil […]
So, this is a fun idea that I’m excited about! Our team has been working on it for nearly a year! It’s going to be a remarkable collision that ultimately results in unification around a mission. Converge 365 from NC Baptist on Vimeo.
The Future of Collegiate Ministry in NC from NC Baptist on Vimeo.
Great illustration of incarnational mission in community from Jeff Vanderstelt of Soma Communities:
Last Friday, Michael Reeve released his book “Every Single One,” about collegiate ministry. I was grateful to have the opportunity to sit with him this week and discuss some of his thoughts about stealing students, churches stepping up to the plate, and truly caring for college students. While Mike and I have had a […]
From “Total Church” by Chester and Timmis: We sometimes ask people to imagine they are part of a church-planting team in a cross-cultural situation in some other part of the world: What criteria would you use to decide where to live? How would you approach secular employment? What standard of living would you expect as […]
via Total Church-Timmis and Chester