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  • The Need for Deeply Formed Pastors September 16, 2020
    In 1944, a young, German pastor writing from prison and nearing the end of his life asked a simple question that countless people have returned to time and time again. In his correspondence with his friends, he had been wrestling… The post The Need for Deeply Formed Pastors appeared first on Missio Alliance.
  • Free-ish: the Here-but-Not-Yet Reality of Racial Justice June 26, 2020
    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.
  • A Prayer of Lament for These Troubled Times June 9, 2020
    (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.
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  • The Most Important Work on the Face of the Earth January 19, 2021
    You are a person of influence. Even if you’re not leading a church or ministry, God has entrusted people into your care. Leadership, in God’s eyes, is no small task. But in a time like this, it’s easy to lose sight of the significance of this calling. Many leaders become discouraged without the usual metrics […]
  • The Hidden Life Every Leader Needs January 12, 2021
    Most of our lives (and churches) are built around what can be seen and measured. We set goals, make plans, grow our numbers, curate a social media presence, and manage people’s expectations. While there is nothing wrong with external activity, leaders today must give special attention to their inner life in order to thrive in […]
  • Seeing the Miracle in Your Limits and Loaves January 5, 2021
    Happy New Years! As we launch into 2021, we turn our eyes to what’s ahead. Even though the calendar year has changed, we still find ourselves surrounded by many limits. The challenges for church leaders are great. And for many, these harsh realities have led us down a path of increased pessimism and discouragement. But […]

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