Tag Archives: missional theology

Reasons Why Church Leaders Should Go On Short-Term Mission Trips – Part 2

In my previous article I shared three reasons why it is beneficial for church leaders to go on short-term mission trips with their congregation. In this article I intend to show how participation in these trips exposes church leaders to God’s work in the world we share. These observations come from my own…

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Get in the Boat, Stay in the Boat, and Invite Others into the Boat

Active church leaders want to speak truth into the lives of our people. We visit with a wide variety of people – all of whom are in various places on their spiritual journey. We may be sharing Jesus with non-believers. Or we may be trying to encourage a Christian struggling with their commitment…

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A Naked Christian, Part 2

A conversation with one of my older friends—a big brother—in the [neighbor]hood (South Jamaica, Queens): Craig: [with much excitement] Oh snap! Juicy, what’s good, little homie? Me: I’m good, enjoying life, grinding, keeping my head above the waters. What’s good with you, homie? Craig: Son, I remember how you were growing up, and…

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Managing the Tension: Global and Local, Part 2

This post is part of an ongoing series about grappling with paradox, contradiction, and mystery as it relates to church leadership in today’s world. Find the rest of the series here: Part 1, Part 2 — “For too long evangelical white churches in the United States have had a ‘come’ structure. . . . One cannot be…

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