Retirement missionaries

Retirement missionaries

This is the third and final blog entry in a series by guest blogger Gordon Bauslaugh, Lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Puyallup, Washington, on missional engagement with those outside the church. You can read stories of this engagement in the two previous...
A story of cultural engagement

A story of cultural engagement

Gordon Bauslaugh, Lead pastor at Christ Community Church in Puyallup, Washington, is enjoying engaging more and more the community outside the church. Here’s a story from him:  It’s often hard as a pastor to engage with people outside of the church because you’re...
“Carefrontation”?

“Carefrontation”?

A few weeks ago I heard someone use this phrase: carefrontation. It’s apparently an amalgam of caring and confrontation. Usually when we hear the word confrontation, caring seems like an antonym. But how can we bring caring about people– truly desiring their...
Identifying your spheres of influence

Identifying your spheres of influence

Consider where God has placed you. Where are you able to serve as the presence of Jesus? Make a list of the people you’re in relationship with that don’t know Jesus. What is your plan to keep those relationships healthy and moving forward? One church planter and his...