On Juneteenth 2020, there was a collective sense of celebration among Black and Brown people on my social media feed. To celebrate—while in this moment of social and political unrest—is textbook Black subversion against the powers. Joy is one of… The post Free-ish: the Here-but-Not-Yet Reality of Racial Justice appeared first on Missio Alliance.
(Editor’s Note: Our regular contributor Rich Villodas offered the prayer of lament below in front of the Queens Criminal Courthouse in New York City this past Saturday, prior to a two-mile protest march. We are grateful that he has allowed… The post A Prayer of Lament for These Troubled Times appeared first on Missio Alliance.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is clear that many of our churches will not be gathering in large, in-person groups for quite some time. Even for churches who are re-opening, stats are showing us that people aren’t flocking back to gatherings like we thought they would. This creates a sizeable challenge for leaders who rely on […]
A new Barna report shows that church attendance is down 30-40% since the beginning of COVID-19. Also, half of practicing Christian millennials are not viewing services online. In just a few months, all of our normal ministry metrics have changed. Leaders are wondering how to measure success for this brand new landscape we have entered. In today’s podcast, […]
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.