If you've spent any time in the Twitterverse, by now you've seen all sorts of responses and recommended responses for the church – and they don't all agree. I just want to highlight two things:
1. What we witnessed was nothing new – especially […]
“He called me into his office the day before I was supposed to make partner,” my friend recently told me. He had been an accountant at this firm for his entire career since he graduated college 14 years earlier. That day his boss […]
Most people who get involved in neighborhood church planting end up becoming failed missionaries. And I think you should become one too!
You see, once you “swallow the pill” of seeking to be the church in a particular place, you end up discovering that much of […]
Last weekend I took a quick trip from Seattle to my hometown of Milwaukee, WI. My brother’s baby was turning one. Over 500 people came out to celebrate. There were live bands on a big stage, multiple food trucks and plenty of port-o-potties. […]
“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 […]
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 this time, I stopped abruptly.
“If you don’t have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is Ben Katt of the RePlacing Church Podcast where we explore spirituality, community, and social change to help people imagine, create, and lead neighborhood expressions of church.