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The ground is shifting under our feet faster than anyone could have anticipated. Church planting and leading models that were common only a month ago suddenly have little application to our current reality. In the midst of such uncertainty, it is hard for leaders to understand how to prepare for the near future. What will
We find ourselves in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic that has changed the way we do church ministry. I’m so pleased at the stories I’m hearing of the ways you’re leading, the adjustments you’re making, and the ways your churches are serving their communities. As hard as it may be to believe, this crisis
In partnership with the Billy Graham Center’s Send Institute, Leadership Network, Catalyst, Discpleship.org, and ARC, Exponential conducted a survey of church leaders and pastors’ responses to the COVID-19 epidemic and quarantine. The purpose of this polling is to help church leaders get a feel for where things are regarding the state of the Church and

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As you’ve already heard by now, the pandemic has raised many questions for the church in North America and has revealed, both, the strengths and weaknesses of how we think about mission and church. We may be moving from what has been primarily a Church Growth paradigm for church planting in North America to what
Many dramatic transformations are occurring all around us. Our world will never be the same again. How we work, study, shop, relate, play, and rest have been permanently changed. In light of these changes, I want to share a couple of missiological ideas and provide some city-level kingdom collaboration for the near future. The recent
Jesus pictures a vital vignette for such a time as this: “Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” (Luke 9:49-50) Jesus reminds
We need to rethink three key themes in order to make church planting churches normative in the future: Rethink ecclesiology Rethink complexity Rethink pathways Here’s what I mean. As leaders, we should always be carrying out aggressive assessment under the Spirit’s guidance in order to steward resources at our disposal. The Covid-19 moment provides a
Persons also belong to societies, and anthropologists have long noted and studied the social institutions found in every culture. These social institutions together enable a society to grow and thrive but also to dominate and control. The first institution is that of association, which is the systems by which people connect to each other. We