Being Missionaries in the Suburbs

How can life-on-life discipleship happen in the 'burbs?

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Owning the Mission

What does it mean for the church to be missional?

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Hardworking Dependence: Our Ministry Mindset

In Colossians 1:29, Paul says, For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Paul isn’t attempting to draw attention to the quantity of his ministry, but to how he understands his ministry. Does Paul work hard at ministry? Yes he does. The words he...

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Christlikeness: Our Ministry Goal

28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. What is our purpose as a church?  What is our purpose as...

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Gospel-Centered Proclamation: Our Ministry Means

Over the past two posts, we’ve been looking at Colossians 1:28-29 in order to understand “Normal Christian Mission.”  We’ve addressed what our mission as followers of Jesus is:  we are to glorify God as we work with all of the energy that he gives us to present...

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Jesus Christ: Our Ministry Content

A few weeks ago, I addressed the issue of what our mission as a church really is, Biblically speaking, from Colossians 1:28-29.  In those verses, Paul says, “28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ...

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Perfect in Christ: Our Ministry Purpose

28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. I’ve done a lot of thinking about the purpose and mission of the...

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Mission-Focused Prayer

One of the primary buzzwords in ministry today is the word mission. This word is often used to challenge people to see themselves and the churches they are part of as being focused on the advance of the gospel for the glory of Jesus.  In this sense, I like the word and think we should...

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