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Archive for February 2009

Inward Focused- Consumer v. Community. Part 2

February 26, 2009

Churches don’t function in vacuums. In  Transforming Church Kevin G.  Ford points out that, “The church desires to change its culture. The truth, however, is that churches have been infected by the very culture it seeks to transform.” (TC Chapter 1 pg. 8). Consumerism has been, without question, the most powerful force driving American culture […]

Inward Focused? Part 1

February 24, 2009

I am working on some new thoughts that follow up on my book Calling. I would love your thoughts about my concerns of the local church. Keep in mind I still work in a local church daily, and love the local church, but I still have some huge concerns. My first concern is that we […]

Multi-Churching: The New Reality? Part 3 of 3

February 18, 2009

  In part 1 of Multi-Churching we explored the new reality that many people are not connected to just one church, but many.  They receive ministry and serve in ministries across multiple churches.  In part 2 we explored the positive and negative implications for the individuals and families who Multi-Church.  In part 3, we will […]

Multi-Churching: The New Reality? Part 2 of 3

February 17, 2009

  In part one of this blog series I identified the reality of many in the Christian community who are Multi-Churching.  Multi-Churching is the reality of people (sometimes whole families) being actively connected to more than one church.  One of the examples in part one was of a family of five who are connected to […]

Multi-Churching: The New Reality? Part 1 of 3

February 16, 2009

When I was growing up there was great loyalty to the local church.  You belonged to one religious tribe at a time and that didn’t change very often.  If you were an active member of a congregation you would do everything at that church, except for the occasional ecumenical gathering or youth event.  Loyalty to […]

Transformational Change Sneaks Into the Exurbs

February 9, 2009

I was doing a pastor’s conference recently with a number of area ministers. I was presenting the difference between operational change (when the answer resides with the expert within the organization), and transformational change (that involves a shift in values and beliefs, translated into behavior change). I emphasized the fact that if you apply an […]