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How to Spot an Immature Apostle and What To Do About It

This is the first in a series of articles on recognizing immaturity in fivefold ministry and what to do about it. If you have no idea what fivefold ministry is, check out Alan Hirsch’s brief descriptions here, or JR Woodward’s video introduction here. “Gather your top eight to ten leaders,” he said, “and start investing in them. Then they can begin …

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Why Mission is Basically Hospitality

We fell in love with the idea of being missional before we actually started practicing it. It was just easier to articulate a missional theology than it was to start practicing everyday mission. Eventually, though, we realized we needed to start somewhere. We needed to get outside our normal rhythms of “church” if we were going to learn missional living. …

How Copywriting Made Me a Better Evangelist

Because of some of the jobs I’ve had over the past couple years, I’ve learned quite a bit about copywriting. “Copy” refers to the words used on web pages, in ads, on promotional materials, etc. Copywriting is the art of writing copy that sells a product or service and convinces prospective customers to take action. It surprised me to realize …