In this episode, I explore the fifth of the Five Signs of the Parish Movement, “Linking Across Parishes,” by talking about what the Apostle Paul teaches us about linking, why linking is a spiritual discipline, and three ways neighborhood church expressions can practice linking across parishes.

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Series Summary: Parish church expressions are emerging in neighborhoods everywhere. Whatever they are called – neighborhood church plants, missional communities, neomonastic communities, faith-based social enterprises – these diverse expressions seem to exhibit five common signs as they join God’s renewal in their particular places. In this five part series, I explore the Five Signs of the Parish Movement:

Linking Across Parishes: Actively connecting with other Christian communities across parishes regionally and globally, we grow in mutual learning, friendship, and life giving partnership.

Additional “Linking” Resources:

  • Put your neighborhood expression on the Parish Collective map!
  • Join the Parish Collective Group on Facebook.
  • Like RePLACING CHURCH on Facebook.


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