Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar
Apr11

Difference between Cultivating Community and Building a Church by Kathy Escobar

I originally wrote this post in 2010, and it’s part of down we go. but in the past couple of weeks I’ve had some interesting conversations that reminded me of it and i thought i’d pare it down and re-post it. it’s funny, still, after these years, my thought is pretty much the same except for adding one more point at the end. There’s a huge difference between cultivating community and building a church....

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The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist
Apr01

The Church should not be a Business by the Church Anarchist

The Church should not be a Business It’s Time for the Church to go Out of Business by http://churchanarchist.com/ This is my first collaboration with another blogger, the very talented Keith Giles (www.KeithGiles.com) who wrote and narrated this post. It received almost 1,000 views in a single day, without even sharing it here or on Facebook. Some Followers on Twitter referred to it as a “manifesto” but I’ll...

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Does Five Fold Ministry Exist Today?
Apr01

Does Five Fold Ministry Exist Today?

I’m often asked: “Frank, do you believe in ‘the five-fold ministry’? And do you believe that God is restoring it today?” In this post, I will attempt to answer that question. First off, my answer is largely hinged on what one means by “the five-fold ministry.” In other words, what “five-fold ministry” are we talking about? Are we talking about the two-hundred-year old doctrine of the restoration of “the five-fold ministry?” Or are we...

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The Early Church and the Pagan Conversion to Christianity by Steve Crosby
Mar31

The Early Church and the Pagan Conversion to Christianity by Steve Crosby

Have you ever wondered why hundreds and thousands joined the early communities when it would cost them everything? Great grace, power, and fear were upon the ekklesia (church). We’re not too crazy about #3 these days-it’s not church growth seeker friendly. “None dared to join them,” doesn’t fit our “church growth strategies.” Yet even with great fear, people joined themselves. Why? What would motivate folks to join themselves to a...

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True Christian Leadership is Upside Down by George Dunn
Mar15

True Christian Leadership is Upside Down by George Dunn

“Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. And He said to her: “What do you wish?“ She said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit one on Your right and one on Your left.” But Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to...

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