Two years ago, the United States entered into a new season marked by hostility, vitriol, and division fueled by political antagonisms. Countless churches across this country have experienced inner tensions, social media blow-ups, active and passive-aggressiveness which has regularly called… The post Midterm Elections: Let Us Pray appeared first on Missio Alliance.
In the face of tragic stories and historic collapses of institutions and powerful leaders, the first impulse we have is to look outward to locate blame and offer judgment. I recognize this impulse in me, especially after the great fall… The post 7 Questions All Pastors Need to Ask Themselves Post-Hybels appeared first on Missio […]
When we cross the line into “fixing” our ministries instead of leading them forward to greener pastures, we are overfunctioning. Overfunctioning can be defined as: doing for others what they can and should do for themselves. Distinguishing when we have crossed that line into overfunctioning requires discernment, courage, and at times, wise counsel from others. In […]
I am a great believer in prayerfully discerning God’s vision for our work as leaders and strategically and thoughtfully setting priorities and goals to get there. The problem, however, is that our emphasis tends to be only numerical – e.g. attendance, number in small groups, giving – and a number of important goals are easily […]
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.