Gwen Adams ‘Crazy Church Ladies’ – The Priceless Story

Gwen Adams is passionate about seeing the local church come to life. This passion led her to found Priceless in Alaska. Priceless is a non-profit organisation opposing human trafficking especially sex trafficking. It has been recognised by the FBI for its work in connecting victims with support services, and enabling them to seek justice against … Read more

Mark Meynell on writing, wearing masks & the cost of ministry

I had the privilege of sitting down for for a conversation with Mark Meynell for the Pastoring with Words podcast. Mark is the Director for Preaching in Europe and the Caribbean for Langham Partnership. Mark has written several books over the past 20 years as well as serving on the pastoral staff of various churches … Read more

Go Make Consumers of All the Nations?

Alan Hirsch - Go make consumers of all nations?

Disciplism – Part 5 Thankfully, the church growth movement is now undergoing a serious self-assessment. It started with Willow Creek’s REVEAL study when the church began to look at themselves and said, “Wow, we’re good at getting decisions for Christ, but not so great at making disciples.” As far as I am concerned, I say … Read more

A Church Equal to the Task

Alan Hirsch Disciplism

Disciplism – Part 3 Now I need to give you some context for what I’m about to say in this chapter. You should know that I have spent most of my adult life being reasonably obsessed with trying to unlock the codes of what makes for highly transformative missional movements—those kinds of movements that really … Read more

How Communion sends us into our neighbourhoods

Mike Frost shared at a recent Simple Church Network online gathering the idea of the church as a round table. He spoke of the community of faith connecting their life and faith in both action and reflection, working for justice for those marginalised by society, and welcoming all as fellow sojourners in God’s mission. Mike … Read more

The End Game?

Alan Hirsh Discplism part 2

Disciplism – Part 2. While I do believe that a comprehensive understanding of what authentic discipleship is has been all but extinguished, we can still observe some residual aspects of discipleship in our churches. And even though these “vestiges” are reductions of the kind of discipleship we see in the pages of the New Testament … Read more

Reaching People in Land of The Margins

Reaching People in the land of the margins - Gwen Adams

The new unreached people group in America is a land called The Margins. These are a people group that have grown up in a land that is vastly unfamiliar from the America I grew up in. The cultural norms for them is a world of violence, sexual exploitation, abandonment, rejection, addiction, poverty, racism, and the … Read more

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