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THE CHURCH

Finding Church

Finding Church

A “Wow” experience—a brand—doesn't facilitate genuine relationships. It doesn’t build a family.

Tithing Dialogues - Why We're Wrong

Tithing Dialogues - Why We're Wrong

Nope. This isn't a retraction. Our last blog, “What About Tithing?”, couldn’t have received a more varied response. With over 1000 folks reading it in just a couple days, we received a lot of feedback, both public and private. We sincerely appreciated all of it, positive and negative, and we simply want to respond to some of the dialogues here.

FAQ: What About Tithing?

FAQ: What About Tithing?

Tithing is a touchy subject—a “sacred cow” of sorts—so…

Let’s toss caution to the wind and go there, shall we?

 

Why Do We Need Each Other?

Why Do We Need Each Other?

If we are the "Body of Christ" then shouldn't we look like Him? The book of Ephesians even goes so far as to say that this body (the Church) is meant to embody the fullness of Christ—the spitting image of Jesus. So why don't we? Simply put, we need each other if we are ever going to come close to this reality!

The 3 Dimensions of Relationship

The 3 Dimensions of Relationship

As imitators of Jesus, we are asking ourselves, “How did Jesus live in relationship? What life patterns did He demonstrate that we can follow?”

A Place At The Table

A Place At The Table

What struck us then was the simplicity — strangers welcomed to the table and community discovered over a shared meal. So we thought... "What if church was like that?"

What Is Church? (Video)

What Is Church? (Video)

Between associations with buildings, denominations, and rituals, it's become confusing. The question begging to be answered is "What is the church?"

Burnout & The Big Machine

Burnout & The Big Machine

Jesus moves on, preaching about a "Kingdom" unlike earthly kingdoms, and taking His disciples with Him on a mind-bending journey where they would be transformed and prepared to carry the movement forward....

FAQ: Buildings, Sundays, & Sermons

FAQ: Buildings, Sundays, & Sermons

Maybe you've experienced this — we've found that the stuff we need to talk about as a family naturally comes to the surface around our kitchen table. Time together following the meal is often spent discussing this stuff at greater depth. We've discovered the same thing in our church family....

FAQ: What Is Church?

FAQ: What Is Church?

It shouldn't be complicated but between associations with buildings, denominations, and rituals, it's become pretty confusing. The question behind the question begging to be answered is "What is the church?"