When we are surveyed, we feel like a number about to be made into a statistic, and often we are.
Prayer is a foundational practice for those seeking to join the Spirit on God’s mission.
Microchurches find their purpose and identity in being God’s sent ones.
Our society’s growing understanding of the significance of community seems to resonate with Scripture and God’s desire for God’s world.
Jesus tells us to proclaim that “the kingdom of God has come near,” but what does that really mean?
Discipleship is not merely about endorsing a set of propositions or confessional statements.
Can you be a Christian, a Jesus follower, and not be a missionary?
‘Evangelism’ has often been reduced to a simple formula that ‘the other’ is invited to accept and believe.
We’re discovering that God is at work outside of our services, programs, and strategies.
In the midst of a pandemic and the greater call for social justice and equity, what might ‘being missional’ look like?
In order to become “the personal Presence of Christ in the world by the Spirit,” there are indeed a number of shifts that need to happen in a congregation.
Discipleship is about learning to love, follow, obey, and become more and more like Jesus.
One of the reasons the “attractional church model” is being questioned today is the realization that it often produces consumers more than it makes disciples.
When broken people come to churches, they are looking for people who have walked in their shoes. They are seeking a community that becomes a safe place.
As a Reformed Christian, I believe God cares deeply about how we steward the Earth as faithful people of God.
I suggest asking your congregation some hard questions about how closed or open it is to reaching out to new immigrants.
I have had awful times talking about justice with my family and friends who do not agree with my perspective. I love them, but my approach is not working. Any advice?
Our churches are called to explore various ways to reach their communities through both evangelism and social justice.
Here are six films, from the very old to the recent, that are worth watching.
Retired Christian Reformed pastor Henry Wildeboer once lamented, “I love the Lord and I love his church. So it grieves me to learn that the Christian Reformed Church declined in membership.
I’m sure you have encountered the brokenness of relationships, governments, and society. It would easy to throw your hands up and never leave your home.
I understand your fear. Your church appears to be attracting unchurched people. The leadership has observed your love for lost people. Here are some steps you can take.