It’s Time to UNCHURCH the CHURCH! by Bert Farias
Jul01

It’s Time to UNCHURCH the CHURCH! by Bert Farias

In a survey conducted in Amsterdam in the 1990’s, young people were asked two questions: Are you interested in God? Are you interested in church? 100% stated they were interested God, while 99% stated they were NOT interested in church. The pastors blamed the youth. I believe one of the greatest barriers to effectively fulfilling the great commission could very well be the Church itself. As someone once said, “The quickest way to...

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Redefining Leadership – To Lead or Not to Lead by Steve Crosby
Jun18

Redefining Leadership – To Lead or Not to Lead by Steve Crosby

Redefining leadership – to lead or not to lead that is the question. A leader is not the chief visionary. A leader is not the chief executive. A leader is someone who accepts the stress and strain of the present inconvenience of service in order to bring the ones he/she serves to fullness of destiny. A leader works hard, sacrifices, is regularly criticized, and rarely rewarded; yet does not fall into functional atheism, which is...

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What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin
Jun13

What should we do with the Church of Smoke and Mirrors by Don Atkin

This is an ATTITUDE CHECK for lovers of God and those whom God loves. By the numbers, I believe that most church ministers and members are sincere in their desire to serve God.  Many precious people are the fruit of transgenerational religious traditions.  And, because of their sheltered environments, they don’t even know that there are options. Criticism and judgmentalism do not help. Normal response: They dig even deeper into the...

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How to let Religion Sabotage Your Life
Jun12

How to let Religion Sabotage Your Life

This a short guide for those interested in learning how to let religion sabotage your life. Deception is everywhere and sadly the church is no exception. It really hurts me so to see so many people “playing church” and working so hard to feed their desire to be accepted by those they think represent God.  I don’t know why we humans love works so much and why it is so hard for humans to trust in the finished work of Christ on the...

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7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti
Jun09

7 Principles on Authentic Community by Dan Notti

 Ahh, man…not ‘authentic’ again!      “Can’t you use some other word other than ‘authentic’?” This was the frank and honest response my wife had when I first started talking to her about what I believed God was calling me to. After 30+ years of preaching, teaching and being part of the leadership team of a ministry that today would be described as ‘organic’ — oh and 7...

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