I think there’s still a way to capture the essence of apostolic mission, which infiltrates cities with the gospel as new believers develop a sense of mission in every realm in which they live.
Ministry is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s important to find a church’s healthy rhythm to prevent burning out staff and volunteers. Here are some tips.
In light of our rapidly shifting cultural surroundings, it may be more vital than ever before that we focus on the ancient practices and purposes.
If you care about developing people into more influential leaders and growing the kingdom as much as you care about growing your institutional machinery, you’ll at least open yourself to the possibility of releasing your staff to think more about the lost than your church and also spend time investing in their peers.
Never allow a lack of resources to become an excuse that deters you from doing the very best you can with what you have. Commit to excellence.
It’s tempting to market the church with promises of connection, significance, and security. But we’ve failed far too often to keep these promises, so perhaps humility is in order as we work on changing things for the better.