Category Archives: Incarnational

Two Approaches to Church Revitalization — Scott Gress

A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there … Continue reading

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What is a Missional Church — Alan Hirsch

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Michael Frost — On Being Separate from the World

Author Michael Frost shares his view on the North American church’s use of resources and about a skewed theological framework about being “separate” from the world.

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More ‘Wood’ than People? — Part 4 by Rev. Scott Gress

“Go!” is posting Rev. Scott Gress’ blog series, “More ‘Wood’ than People?” Here is the fourth installment: You’ve started small.  The ladies society made cookies for the police department on valentines day and they are thinking of doing the same thing for … Continue reading

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Jesus, Greatest at the Table

1.         Jesus, greatest at the table           The almighty Son of Man,                Laid aside His outer clothing,           Poured some water in a pan;        … Continue reading

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Church is More than a Building

Church is More Than a Building | Jeff Vanderstelt from Saturate on Vimeo. Want real-time training on what it looks like to be the church and make disciples in the every day stuff of life? Verge Regionals is partnering with … Continue reading

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More “Wood” Than People? (Part 3) — Rev. Scott Gress

Many followers of Jesus, and the congregations where they are members, are becoming less engaged in Jesus’ mission of seeking lost people and making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Rev. Scott Gress addresses how Jesus’ followers (and Christian congregations) can reverse this trend and become an evangelizing people.   … Continue reading

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Learning from St. Patrick

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of Center for US Missions, discusses the impact St. Patrick has, and still has, on mission methodologies in the most recent edition of “Mission Moments.” Meier writes, How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Go! Go! Go! — Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, We’ve heard the “Great Commission” enough times already. We know it. We get it. But we don’t do it. Why? Perhaps because the first thing we think of when we hear the words, “Go and make disciples…” … Continue reading

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BC Mission Boat — “Connecting people in coastal British Columbian Communities with God’s love.”

It’s that time of year when the BC Mission Boat is excited to present their Fall Edition of The Compass! In this Seasonal Impact Edition, there are a collection of their mission trip recaps to give you a taste of the colourful summer season of … Continue reading

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