Communities on Mission Immersion

A 5-week Praxis Immersion on Multiplying Sent Communities w/ JR Woodward & Eun Strawser About This Immersion Not all missional communities are created equal. Just because we label something missional, doesn’t make it missional. While each missional community is unique, shaped by a distinct team and context, there are key elements that are necessary if a community is going to …

Anti-Asian Racism and Your Church

It’s not supposed to be this way. Asian Americans have received a stark reminder over the past year that we, too, must deal with the terms and conditions imposed by white supremacy. Empowered by racist epithets like “China virus” or “kung flu,” the model minority myth has crumpled under the weight of anti-Asian racism. The recent violent murders in Atlanta …

Multiplying Disciples Over Spectators Immersion

A 5-week Immersion on Constructing a Pathway that Multiplies Disciples Over Spectators w/ Eun Strawser. About this Immersion Are you a Disciple or a Spectator? Are you a Follower of Jesus or a mere Fan? Two of the biggest questions among pastors, church planters, and church leaders are “Have you been discipled?” and “Have you ever discipled someone else?” If …

Structuring for Movement Immersion

A 6-week Immersion in How Jesus Used the 4 Spaces of Belonging to Make & Multiply Disciples w/ JR Woodward & Eun Strawser About this Immersion Do you know if the life of your church helps to grow CONSUMERS or DISCIPLES? Have current church structures frustrated you? Are you looking for concrete and practical ways to multiply disciples that uses …

Powerful Reflection

As church planters, we may easily get bogged down from the nitty gritty of shaping organizational structures and managing the great work of investing deeply into the individuals in our communities, but there is a key way of pausing in the midst of the work that actually aids in providing wisdom and insight into both our organizational structures and the …

Crossing Boundaries in Divided Times Webinar

The fault lines that divide American society—divisions over race, politics, social issues and more—run right through the Body of Christ. We quickly accuse each other of being swept away by ideologies and idolatries. It is harder and harder to understand how any “real Christian” can hold the viewpoints of the other side. This webinar proposes a way to help us …

Enneagram for Spiritual Formation Webinar

What does the Enneagram have to do with this political climate, our identities, and following Jesus? A lot, actually. In fact, more than you can imagine.  If you’ve moved on from the Enneagram, we encourage you to look again. If you’re nervous about the Enneagram, check out this renewed approach that puts the theory in its proper place as a helpful …

Developing a Discipleship Pathway Immersion

A 4-week Immersion in how to construct a formational journey that is unique to your church w/ Taeler Morgan & Eun Strawser About this Immersion Few churches have a missional, accessible, holistic, clear path for making disciples. Do you have a visible path for equipping those in your own church community to be a disciples? Are they being shaped to …

It’s Time to Re-imagine Worship and How We Gather

(Note: This article was originally written before COVID-19. The ideas contained are now applicable to a time, whenever that may be, when we all can gather again.) In my previous post, I introduced my church plant Cypher Church, and discussed how we’ve intentionally shifted our community away from a worship event. Not only have we removed weekly services, we’ve also …

Invitation to Transparency: Part 2

For part one of this series click here So, what is transparency? Perhaps it’s easier to start with what it is not. Transparency is not brutal honesty or the lack of a filter. It is not living like you’re in a real-time confessional. It doesn’t mean sharing every single thought that comes to mind or disclosing every emotion as you …