V3 Movement Blog

  • Do You Feel Like an Evangelistic Failure?

    Do you feel like a failure if you haven’t converted anyone? This was the question that my friend asked me about my work in the neighborhood where I live. My friend who is not a Christian, had read my book Urban Spirituality: Embodying God’s Mission in the Neighborhood. In this book, I write about the work I do in my

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  • How Do We Fix the Drip?

    I enjoyed offering a Futures/Creativity Workshop at First Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids last March. As I was leaving the Workshop Pastor Randy Buursma shared “that First CRC Church has always been a “two-fer” congregation.”  I asked “what does that mean?” Randy said “several years ago when I first came to the church being a ‘two-fer’ meant members attending

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  • Re-Imagining Leadership with Joshua Grace

    We are thrilled to be meeting together in Philadelphia this week for The Praxis Gathering! We look forward to Re-Imagining Leadership as we explore soul-healthy leadership, men & women leading together, multicultural leadership, vulnerable leadership, and 5-fold leadership with some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners from across the country. Joshua Grace is one among these, who will who

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  • Six Tips for Showing Appreciation

    The new year has begun – not the calendar year or even the liturgical year but the year around which many of our lives revolve – the start of school for kids, collegians and graduates and the end of summer for all of us. It is time for most of us to get up to full speed after relaxing vacations,

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  • Re-Imagining Leadership with Erica and Brandon Wrencher

    We are counting down to Praxis Gathering 2018, our fourth annual time together, where we will plummet deep into the hands-on-work of Re-Imagining Leadership with unique emphasis on mutual leadership, emotional healthy leadership, five-fold intelligence, multicultural leadership and leadership in the neighborhood. We are thrilled to have Erica and Brandon Wrencher join us this year. They are among some of the best on-the-ground church planters and

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