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September 2017

The Parables of Eloheh Farm with Dr. Randy Woodley (Bonus Episode!)

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It's true! RePlacing Church is now on Patreon, which means you can partner with this podcast so that I can continue to offer quality content and insightful interviews that will help you grow in your faith and practice!

You can become a RePlacing Church Patron […]

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August 2017

Preparing for Peacemaking Post-Charlottesville

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

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The Four Essential Missional Practices of Neighborhood Church Planting

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

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 […]

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 this time, I stopped abruptly.

“If you don’t have […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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June 2016

The #NeighborhoodsForDays Odyssey

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Hey Friends,

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.

I want to announce something I’m doing this summer called #neighborhoodsfordays! (You can listen 

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Why Churches Should Celebrate Declining Numbers

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

Rev. Michael Mather & DeAmon “The Roving Listener” Harges

(Click here to jump right to Episode 26 of the RePLACING CHURCH Podcast with DeAmon Harges and Mike Mather)

At over 3000 members, Broadway United Methodist Church was the largest church in the state of Indiana.

More […]

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May 2016

Lessons from a Legacy of Community Development: A Conversation with Reesheda Graham-Washington

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|

(To jump right to Episode 22 of the RePLACING CHURCH Podcast with Reesheda Graham-Washington, visit iTunes, Google Play or Podbean!)

Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;

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