Church identity

  1. We Win in the Trenches

    Article We Win in the Trenches

    My twenty-two-year-old son Joey was a phenomenal multisport, multi-position athlete in high school. He had the intangibles necessary to win—a big heart, a perceptive mind…

  2. Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    Article Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    A reviewer’s confessional: I grew up on a rural southeast Kansas farm. We felt lucky to break even some years. I know firsthand the context of rural poverty, with a lack of…

  3. Disciple Multiplication Is the Main Thing

    Article Disciple Multiplication Is the Main Thing

    To live out our mission in relevant and vibrant ways, two things are required of us: to multiply disciples and to innovate. We can’t manage, restructure, or cut our way out…

  4. A Church In Need of Conversion Series

    Article A Church In Need of Conversion Series

    Eddie Hammett will be the guest speaker at the 2014 Cabinet Consultations sponsored by the Lake Junaluska Program Ministries, below are excerpts from his three books. from…

  5. Walking Your City's Streets with Nehemiah

    Article Walking Your City's Streets with Nehemiah

    What would it take for you to think of your community as your congregation? Most church leaders—lay and clergy—don’t think like this. In fact, when I ask this…

  6. How New Disciples Are Within Your Reach

    Article How New Disciples Are Within Your Reach

    How do we learn to share our faith without feeling anxiety or being perceived as just plain weird? That seems to be a common question these days. There is fear and anxiety at the…

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