As a pastor of color who leads a very multi-ethnic and multi-cultural church, I often get asked by other pastors and leaders around the country how white, homogeneous churches can embody the gospel’s claim that a new communal identity is… The post 5 Ways Your Predominantly White Church Can Work for Racial Justice and Reconciliation […]
Another mass shooting. More thoughts and prayers. The Parkland massacre, once again, has brought us to our knees in anger and grief. As we are offering thoughts and prayers, it’s important to note that all “thoughts and prayers” are not… The post Parkland and the Continued Problem with Thoughts and Prayers appeared first on Missio […]
If you and I were sitting down with David towards the end of his life, and we asked him what tips might he have for our own leadership today, what might he say? Listed below are a few key tips I believe would be near the top of his list. What I appreciate most about […]
Growing in differentiation is hard. The only thing harder, at least in the long-run, is not doing that hard work. Differentiation, as I talked about in Part 1, involves remaining connected to people and yet not having your reaction or behaviors determined by them. Our primary task, like Jesus, is to calmly differentiate our true […]
Our values, known as our “5Ms” shape the way we seek to follow Christ together at New Life Fellowship. They undergird our spiritual formation practices and inform our mission to love and serve our world.