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June 2017

Where have all the young people gone?

By | June 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Where have all the young people gone?”

The pastors and parents and denominational leaders wondered and waited and researched.

But there they were, a crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings, two hundred strong, streaming into the old church building. They arrived early, clutching their books, and fought for […]

May 2017

Why We Need Inefficiency Experts

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My legs were burning and my heart was racing. I had just conquered a steep hill, ten blocks from my house. Usually I would quickly turn the corner and finish my run home. But I this time, I stopped abruptly.

“If you don’t […]

August 2016

Five Vital Practices for the Church of the Future

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

What sci-fi films can teach us about where to look for the church

A few years ago at a big church growth conference, missiologist and author, Alan Hirsch, posed the question:

“How come churches never feature in sci-fi movies?”

I’m not sure how he answered the question — I only saw the […]

July 2016

What Walking 30 Neighborhoods Taught Me About Being the Church

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

A Sunday afternoon stroll through Clear Lake, Iowa with the Coleman family.

All good things must come to an end… My family’s #NeighborhoodsForDays Odyssey (which I announced in late June) — learning from 30 neighborhoods in 30 days — ended yesterday when we arrived safely back home in Seattle. But […]

Neighborhoods for Days Update — Halfway, but just getting started!

By | July 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Hey Friends,

Our #neighborhoodsfordays odyssey is halfway complete (scroll down for the original announcement), but it feels like we’re just getting started. That’s because many of the stories I’ve shared over the past 15 days have been “flashbacks” from neighborhood faith communities I visited earlier this […]

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