The Missional Excuse

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I’ve observed an occasional correlation between those trying to be “missional” and those frustrated with the internal turbulence in their congregation or own soul. Of course, not all churches suddenly trying to be missional have gridlocked leaderships or frustrated ministers–but many do. You can’t tell from what they write in books or articles. You can’t […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 125

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: Well, in a real shocker, the government is trying to get a spending bill passed to prevent a shutdown. Question: If the government doesn’t operate by its budget and is going to run another trillion-dollar deficit…what difference does it make? You’d think by the rancor present in […]

The Monday Rule

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The simple implementation of the Monday rule can change the climate of your church for the better significantly. NVC has worked, unofficially, at creating a “Monday Rule” culture. We’ve never stated it officially, but is understood by most of our people nonetheless because we have encouraged it from our beginning. Staff abides by it, as well. […]