Category: Integration with the Church

Gospel DNA #3: Proclaim the Gospel in Everyday Life

By Tim Chester, reprinted from his blog under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Christians in the West today increasingly finds ourselves living on the margins. It was the same for the readers of 1 Peter. In a series of posts I’m identifying principles from 1 Peter for developing a gospel and missional DNA in our churches. Here are the four principles: Proclaim the…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 2)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) Previous posts in this series: Part 1 In my last post, I talked about how I came to enter into graduate study on the theology of work. Here’s some of what I learned. First, I noticed how early in the history of the Christian church the sacred/secular divide that runs like a…

Gospel DNA #2: Proclaim the Gospel to Create a Missional Identity

By Tim Chester, reprinted from his blog under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. Christians in the West today increasingly find ourselves living on the margins. It was the same for the readers of 1 Peter. In a series of posts I’m identifying principles from 1 Peter for developing a gospel and missional DNA in our churches. The first principle was to proclaim the…

Curriculum Review: The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing

I am excited to introduce you to a new curriculum titled The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing produced by our friends at Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University. The Kingdom of Justice and Flourishing is a collection of six-week, video-based curricula for small groups who want deeper insight on how to shine the light of the gospel into…

Holding Tank to Base Camp

Reprinted from Living God’s Mission We’ve been having a thought-provoking series here recently on how to change your congregation’s system to produce a church where all the members know, and behave, as though they are sent on mission. (It was sparked by this post by A. Wayne Schwab, which you may want to keep close by for reference.) One important piece of…

My Faith and Work Journey (Part 1)

By Alistair Mackenzie (see our interview with Alistair here) I have been involved in deliberately exploring the relationship between faith and work since 1993. There are a number of contributing factors that got me started on this journey. One element was reading some words from North American Mennonite Calvin Redekop that have haunted me ever since:  “Most of us spend…