The Ambiguity of Missional Community Formation

“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 […]

The Day We Moved

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 […]

Interview with Michael Reeve

  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 […]

Pioneer Missionary Questions For Here and Now

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 […]