GOD IS ALREADY WORKING. SO WHAT NOW? LAS VEGAS GIVES A CLUE

GOD IS ALREADY WORKING. SO WHAT NOW? LAS VEGAS GIVES A CLUE

Our primary job is to try to see where and how God has been working and to partner with him in bringing people to redemption in Jesus. Understanding that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God and in the deepest possible way made for God, we can assume that every human is motivated by spirituality and search for meaning.  Let’s let Las Vegas be a case study…

KINGS AND QUEENS

KINGS AND QUEENS

It is important when we take responsibility for our geography to notice individual people--that whoever they are, they have been made in the image of God.  We are to love as God loves.  Here is an example of how a church and community began to love those in their contexts who have special needs through a program called "Night to Shine."

HOW MUCH DOES CHURCH-AS-MOVEMENT COST?

HOW MUCH DOES CHURCH-AS-MOVEMENT COST?

Buildings, budgets and bigshots are the movement killers to the reproduction of churches, leaders and disciples. Recently I was in a pastor’s meeting and many were wondering how their churches would continue. Some were selling their facilities just for survival. Survival is one thing, but reaching a city is quite another.

THE MISSIONARY’S GREATEST DUTY IS NO DUTY AT ALL

What does the story of Jesus healing ten leapers have to do with a missionary's duty? While churches are often ready to applaud missionaries as they run themselves dry, Jesus stands ready to rejuvenate them, take their burdens, and send them on their way.

Read the Article HERE.

WHAT GLOBAL TERRORISM MEANS FOR THE SENDING CHURCH

WHAT GLOBAL TERRORISM MEANS FOR THE SENDING CHURCH

In this repost from The Upstream CollectiveZach Bradley, the international missions pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, discusses what it means for churches to respond to global terrorism as they send people to the nations in obedience to the Great Commission.

RECAP: GREENHOUSE ENVIRONMENTS

RECAP: GREENHOUSE ENVIRONMENTS

Watch the highlights from the Spring 2018 Greenhouse Environments training intensive.

Back in February 2018, several church leaders met together for a Greenhouse Environments training intensive.  Greenhouse Environments is part of the Alliance Southeast's MIP (Multiplication Impact Process) that is the umbrella initiative that includes Gospel Footprint and Flywheel.

On the Shoulders of a Great Cloud of Witnesses

On the Shoulders of a Great Cloud of Witnesses

Some of us serve as lead pastors and/or pastoral staff members of predominantly African-American churches in both the urban and suburban settings. Some of us serve as lead pastors and/or pastoral staff members of multicultural churches in the urban and suburban settings. Some of us serve as lead pastors and/or pastoral staff members in predominantly Caucasian churches as the sole African American on staff. Yet all of us stand on the shoulders of those African-American official workers in the C&MA who paved the way, broke down barriers, and persevered through difficult seasons so we could be where we are today.