When Failure Isn't an Option: How to Press Forward in Sharing Jesus Even When We Stumble

When Failure Isn't an Option: How to Press Forward in Sharing Jesus Even When We Stumble

Failure and repentance secure for us a more ample conception of the grace of God.


When I was in college, one of my InterVarsity leaders introduced me to the book Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. Even though it was published in 1967, the guidance I found in those pages changed my life.

Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?

Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?

o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated


Increasing numbers of church and mission leaders are beginning to pay more attention to the orality movement that has emerged over the past 40 years. Some would say that the movement is one of the most significant breakthroughs that has taken place in the church/mission world over the last 500 years. Others have said that it’s changing the face of missions around the world.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Does Evangelism Look Like in Your Day-to-Day Life?

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What Does Evangelism Look Like in Your Day-to-Day Life?

As you go, wherever you go, make disciples of all people.


And the Lord added to their number …

What was behind the amazing growth of the Church in the Book of Acts? How did the Early Church grow—and grow so rapidly and with such diversity?

The "E" Word: Why Many Avoid It, and How We Can Reimagine It

The "E" Word: Why Many Avoid It, and How We Can Reimagine It

Part One in a new series.


One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago

One-on-One with Dave Choi of Church of the Beloved in Chicago

Dave started the church in 2011 with no people, no resources, no building, nothing.


Ed: Dave, you came here and started Church of the Beloved in Chicago, but give me a little backstory. How did you come to start this church?

Cease Squirming and Know That I Am God: Why Don't We Share the Gospel?

Cease Squirming and Know That I Am God: Why Don't We Share the Gospel?

We share the gospel because men and women need to know they are loved by God.


I’ve seen people squirm and fidget whenever the topic of evangelism is mentioned. Of course, the reasons vary from person to person.

Awkwardness

I wonder if some feel awkward engaging in an activity they’ve never, or seldom, done. They are awkward when it comes to sharing their faith.

What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?

What Can the Church Learn about Sexual Harassment, Accusations, & Transparency from the Bill O'Reilly Debacle?

Powerful men, with organizations tending to cover things up, are a recipe for disaster.


Modeling the Ministry Success of Jesus

Modeling the Ministry Success of Jesus

Why do we expect to be welcomed and cheered in our communities?


Rural Matters: Part of God's Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World

Rural Matters: Part of God's Plan to Transform Our Communities and Our World

Rural North America needs Jesus.


For many, particularly in the news media, Donald Trump has put a focus on rural America—specifically, white rural America. And, for many of us, our stereotypes prevail when we consider ‘rural America.’

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

Stay the Course: Keeping a Church Evangelistically Focused after the Launch

Church planting is similar to running a marathon.


The marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger who was sent from the Battle of Marathon to Athens—26 miles away—to inform the Greeks that the Persians had been defeated. Legend has it that Pheidippides ran the entire 26 miles without stopping, and upon delivering his message, he collapsed and died.

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