Four Tools for Worshipping Together Without Singing

With the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 guidelines recommending the avoidance of singing together in person, many UK churches may be wondering what to do instead. Here are 3 questions to help us grow through this time rather than just getting through it and 4 tools for worshipping God together that work great online as well as in person. Engagement, Participation and …

Soul-Care for Leaders Immersion

A 5-week Immersion in how to cultivate a healthy soul and craft a rule and rhythm of life w/ Matt Alexander and Keisha Polonio About this Immersion The challenges and costs of leading others in the way of Jesus are high. Ministry life and leadership can be perilous. Leading others in the way of Jesus is beautiful, messy, painful work. …

Everywhere You Look: The Church After COVID

Even before the pandemic, the practical imagination of what the church is and what it exists for felt like it was already up for grabs. The COVID pandemic has accelerated this confusion while also creating new opportunities for innovation and adaptation. Join us to explore the future of the church and how it will likely become more local, relational, and globally networked. IN THIS WEBINAR …

Uncovered: How My Response to these Times Matters

As church planters and church leaders, as we’re busy carrying the weight of leadership in these times, trying to bring clarity in the midst of confusion while being confused ourselves, trying to help those who have suffered great loss even while we are facing our own personal loss, and navigating wisdom for our communities when righteousness seems so polarized.  It …

Church Without Walls Part 2

Covid19 has been tough on church worship services, but it has also exposed something beautiful—the Church can gather without walls. When you pare down the Church to its essentials, something potent is discovered at its core. Could it be time to re-explore the DNA of the church when it’s decentralized, when it takes on the form of a grassroots local …

Learning from Tomatoes as We Reopen Our Churches

One of the interesting responses to the current pandemic has been a turning back to gardening. Plant nurseries and online seed catalogue companies have been inundated with orders for seeds, planting boxes and fertilizers. First time gardeners are crying out for help as they dig their inexperienced hands in the dirt. What concerns me, however, is that many of these …

Church Without Walls

Covid19 has been tough on church worship services, but it has also exposed something beautiful—the Church can gather without walls. When you pare down the Church to its essentials, something potent is discovered at its core. Could it be time to re-explore the DNA of the church when it’s decentralized, when it takes on the form of a grassroots local …

What is My Role in the Story of Racism?

I don’t like to grieve, I prefer to smile, but I find myself grieving. I don’t like to lament, I prefer to find ways to anesthetize the pain, but I find myself lamenting.  Watching the cruel murder of George Floyd by a police officer who is called to protect and to serve the community, demonstrated once again how racism, which …

Your Identity and Calling Are Not What You Think

“Who am I and what on earth am I doing here?”  “What is my identity and what is my purpose or calling?”    “What is God’s will for my life?” These are just some of the many questions most of us have at some point in our lives.  Most of us, and particularly those of us who have been in church …