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 I this time, I stopped abruptly.
“If you don’t […]
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.
Alan Roxburgh has spent over 30 years in church leadership as a pastor, teacher, writer and consultant. He leads The Missional Network, an organization that consults denominations, congregations and seminaries around the world in the areas of leadership, systems and change. […]