This is a guest post from our friend Kristi Scott. She lives, works, writes and activist-izes in Los Angeles, Ca. — Note: I wrote this a week ago. Like most controversial posts I write, I was reluctant to post it. I write what’s on my heart and it scares me to put it out there. [...]
It’s a curious thing how rarely a definition of the church comes up within the topic of church planting. It seems that us church planters are really good at talking about what we want to do, what we envision for our communities and for our cities. But we often stop short of defining the church [...]
“I think that the church put expectations on my parents, resulting in my parents being extremely self-conscious with every thing they (and their kids) did.” “In many ways, I feel like I’m still a kid who’s angry at my parents. That becomes less and less defensible the older you get. The problem is that I [...]
The church had shaggy green carpet, and a musty smell to boot, but that didn’t seem to bother the worshippers. That Sunday morning, as my family passed through the glass doors of the old brick building, we were greeted by smiles and gospel choruses. The foyer bustled with people coming and going between services — each making their way from the [...]
Feminine Influence, fear of failure, the continuous battle with sexual lust; these Challenges make it very hard to be a man in the Church, and can end up sabotaging the young marriages that men are rushed into in the Church.
It’s all about the numbers. I remember it well. It was the second month at my first full-time youth ministry job. I had inherited a ministry of about 20 students that had gone through a difficult transition. These students had seen a youth pastor come and go within only a year’s time and then found [...]
Pastor Chris Synesael of West Village Church recently tweeted, “How many pastors get to watch Puss n’ Boots right before their Christmas Eve Service? #ChurchPlanting.” As my family and I entered through the movie theatre doors, we were welcomed into a lobby with West Village Church signs sitting tall among colourful, illuminated ticket dispensers. The [...]
On March 9th the Nine O Five tour swung by good ol’ town of Langley and great number of youth gathered at Christian Life Assembly to worship with Nine O Five, Aaron Gillespie and Parachute Band.
As one of the 20th century’s most recognizable and respected names, Billy Graham set the standard for great evangelistic preaching. He proclaimed the gospel unashamedly with passion and integrity — exactly what an anointed preacher is supposed to do. People hear sermons preached from pulpits in churches every week. Today, we have the privilege of [...]