How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation
Sep10

How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation

Consensus can be looked at from many angles, but here I will focus on the importance of all voices being heard in the pursuit of Christ’s will. As I have traveled among all kinds of fellowships since 1977, the number one concern that has come from the saints’ hearts has been expressed in statements like — “a few voices have the clout, the rest don’t matter,” “no one has ever asked for my thoughts,” “I felt ignored or put down...

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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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Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby
Apr14

Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby

Many years ago, a poem of sorts called “The Actual and the Ideal” caught my attention while visiting a friend’s home. I cannot give original credit to the author as I do not know who wrote it, and different sources attribute it to different people. Its profound implications on all of life, within and without the Church, are worth considering. The terms “incarnate and incarnation” used in this article mean: to give flesh to, to embody,...

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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 Kind of Love that is Building His Church
Jan22

The Kind of Love that is Building His Church

In a world where morality is falling like dead leaves in the winter words just don’t carry the weight necessary to communicate properly. Our actions are our only guarantee to others of the definition we give to our words. We have tried adding descriptive words to the word LOVE like radical, raw, extreme and the new one “epic” to assure others that we offer a better product. But this society is tired of commercials. Just like those...

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