Giving Up “Dream Church” and Embracing Discomfort

Brett McCracken

The “dream church” picture I painted in the introduction looks very little like the church, Southlands, where I am now a member. Southlands is nondenominational, meets in a renovated prosthetics factory, and has only the slightest liturgical bent. It’s Reformed-ish but Holy Spirit focused, with impromptu “words” from the congregation and quiet prayer in tongues … Read more

What Do You Long To See For Your Church?

No Silver Bullets Daniel Im

No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im is one of the finest books on intentional discipleship I have read. It is a privilege to feature this excerpt from Daniel’s book where he challenges Christian leaders to shift to a kingdom perspective, dream, and strategize ways to encourage followers of Jesus to greater Christ-likeness. Read my review … Read more

Wrecked – The Life you’re Afraid to Live

Jeff Goins

Note: The following excerpt has been taken with permission from ‘Wrecked for the Ordinary‘ by Jeff Goins. Jeff is an author and blogger who helps others get published at goinswriter.com. In this extract, Jeff wrestles with what it means when your faith collides with the brokenness of society. Wrecked for the Ordinary A couple of years … Read more