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Inward Focused Part 3- Who Is Most Important, The Minister Or Those Being Ministered To ?

June 23, 2009

For me the hidden tension between the importance of the minister and those being ministered to was difficult to see. When I first worked under a philosophy of ministry called “Unleashing the Church,” I was taught our primary motivation was to minister to the broken and poor. But over the years our thinking changed. The […]

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 […]