Curated links for your weekend reading:
Let’s do what it takes to consider our current cultural context and to adapt to this missionary moment. But don’t assume that all trends are inevitable or that ministry philosophies that focus on in-person gatherings will fade.
An autocratic leader seeks to advance themself at the expense of others. A gospel leader seeks to promote others at the expense of self.
Pastoral ministry is more art than science, and as such, it requires deeply thinking and deeply formed people to carry it out.
I plan to continue enjoying the wisdom of faithful voices speaking to the church today. But for those three reasons I’m more and more intentionally looking back in my work rather than around.
He wants us to give so much more than an obligatory tithe. He doesn’t want us to be known as tithers, but passionate givers who overwhelm church leadership with all we release.