What do you think of when someone says the word “evangelism”? For many Christians it conjures up images of awkward conversations and one-size-fits all gospel presentations. But a closer inspection of the Bible reveals a different picture. Our Collective Witness I recently had the privilege of gathering with my church small group to discuss the … Continue reading Evangelism Is a Community Project
When life gets busy time spent in Christian community is often the first thing to go. But it is in these times when we actually need fellowship more, not less. Fall: When Busyness Comes Back It's back-to-school season, and whether you're a student, or a teacher, or you've been working year-round, the summer lull has … Continue reading Doubling Down on Christian Community
Most evangelical churches today have some sort of small group ministry. In various ways, each congregation tries to create a sense of biblical, Christian community. Community is good, but we must be careful not to make an idol of it. The Blessing of Community I've never been more excited about our community group. The Lord … Continue reading Don’t Make an Idol of Christian Community
Community. It's all good until you actually try it. Engaging in Christian community is a biblical requirement, but the idea is hard to implement because it runs counter to at least two powerful cultures. The Idea of Christian Community Our church small group recently spent an entire semester studying different aspects of Christian community: how … Continue reading What Makes Christian Community So Hard?