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The Stable Church
In his book, Shepherding the Small Church, Glenn Daman brings up a myth plaguing small and rural churches...
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Two-Level Lessons Learned in Seattle
Early Seattle had a significant problem. Their toilets would not flush. I think that we will agree that...
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Developing a Theological Mandate for Rural Ministry Part 2: Ecclesiology and the Rural Church
Within each of the various theological disciplines, there is both agreement and disagreement among scholars....
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Rural Churches Need More Weak Relationships
We need more weak relationships in our rural churches. Granted, “weak relationships” do not make for...
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The Past, Present, and Future of the Missional Movement: Are we doing enough to help young leaders?
Are we doing enough to help young church leaders take the Missional Movement forward? Daniel Yang hosts...
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Ed's Advice to Emerging Thought Leaders
Ed speaks honestly to emerging thought leaders about what is essential in leading the conversation around...
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Alan's Advice to Emerging Thought Leaders
Alan wants to help emerging thought leaders think better about the future of the church, mission, and...
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Reflecting on Church Planting From 2000 to 2020
Daniel, Ed, and Alan reflect on two decades of church planting during a time that many considered a boom...
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Has Missional Lost Its Meaning? Was it Co-Opted?
Alan talks about how the Missional Movement was co-opted but also what it meant for it to finally become...
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Ed Stetzer answers what was the Church Growth Movement Really About
Today, there is sometimes a negative reaction to the Church Growth Movement. Ed unpacks what was really...
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How Alan Hirsch Went From Seminary Training to Missional Thinking
Alan shares his journey from seminary, to church planting for his denomination, to training the church...
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How Ed Stetzer Went From Church Growth to Missional Movements
Ed planted his first church in inner-city Buffalo at the height of the Church Growth Movement. Learn...
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