your calling v3 2016 cassie carroll

The Fear of Your Calling: A Narrative of Faith

Dip your toe in. Cold shivers up your leg, all the way to your shoulders. Excitement and fear flood over you as you stand in line. As you wait, you think of all the reasons why you should get out of line: It’s chilly. I might flop. They may laugh. There is a slight breeze. Yet, you stay in line. …

missional culture V3 2016

How to Know If a Missional Culture Is Flourishing

In my two previous posts, Creating Culture: When Values and Life Don’t Match and 4 Ways Jesus Established Culture, we determined that leaders build the foundation for a church’s culture by what they do, especially in the beginning. We saw that it’s not about just starting programs, having gatherings, or copying the ‘successful’ church in your city, but discovering, identifying, and articulating your church’s DNA, …

RePlacing Church 47: Lisa Sharon Harper on The Right(eousness) to Vote (Part 1 of 2)

Lisa Sharon Harper is one of the nation’s most influential voices on faith-rooted advocacy. She serves as the chief church engagement officer at Sojourners, a non-profit organization committed to putting Christian faith into action in the pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship. She is the author of multiple books, including most recently, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything …

v3 2016 kevin sweeney collaborative culture

Ways To Structure Worship In a Collaborative Culture

We live in a culture that is increasingly being referred to as digital, inventive, participatory, designer, and creative. As a result of this cultural move, people are discovering more about their identities and finding more meaning from what they create rather than what they consume. The shared language of this culture is one that is filled with potential-based words such as …

RePlacing Church 46: Dr. David Leong on Race and Place

Dr. David Leong is the author of the forthcoming book Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation. He is Associate Professor of Missiology at Seattle Pacific University where his teaching and research focuses on the theological meaning of the city in an increasingly globalized and urbanized world. He lives in Seattle’s Rainier Valley with his wife …