Recontextualizing Church

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 […]

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Jesus said, “Follow me”

On multiple occasions Jesus said, “Come follow me.” What did he mean? and why did some respond immediately and some went away sad? In Bible times there were “disciples” or apprentices of multiple kinds of trades.  A fisherman would take on an apprentice and together they would go into business with the master fisherman who […]

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What is biblical membership?

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. […]

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