Many churches do a good job of making converts, but if you were to listen to Gen Xers and Millennials you would hear the voice of those crying out for discipleship and authenticity in community. People want relationship, and disciples are made through long term relationship. The problem I see in many attractional-event and program-driven […]Read More Recontextualizing Church
What is membership? In Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4 Paul speaks of the concept that the church is a body with many members. “We are members, one of another” Romans 12:5 In Judaism a child became a member of Israel on the 8th day after birth by going through the circumcision ritual. […]Read More What is biblical membership?
Soma in Tacoma, WA is a church that has been leading the way in the Northwest in developing “Missional Communities,” which have been highly successful in reaching people for Christ. The pastor of Soma (until recently) has been Jeff Vanderstelt. I heard him speak at a CBNW (Conservative Baptist Northwest) conference in 2005. He was speaking […]Read More What is a “Missional” Community? Interview with Jeff Wall