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. Relearning My Own Hometown

    Article Relearning My Own Hometown

    God called me to be a missionary. And then sent me to suburbia. It all started in a hotel room in Atlanta, where my wife and I pledged to God that we would go wherever God wanted …

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