A story of missional community

Missional community is happening all over the place. A story from Brian Williamson: “Last Friday, I was asked to come and share some time and encouragement with one of our missional communities. As I looked around the room here’s what I saw: Two women who are...

A new work of the Spirit in the recovery community

A story from Adam Trambley, who has begun some work in the recovery community: “One of the interesting places I stumbled across while prayerwalking around my church during some lunch hours was a drop in center for folks with mental illness.  A couple months later, I...
Missio Intensive in Portland

Missio Intensive in Portland

I’m at the Missio Intensive today in Portland with Hugh Halter and Matt Smay—pictured here. In case you’re not clear on what an Intensive actually is, it’s an event designed to help you rethink your assumptions about church and move your current church in a more...
Serve Others

Serve Others

Be the feet of Jesus Be the hands of Jesus Be the voice of Jesus Serving others may be the most versatile of all 12 of the areas we’re looking at in this series. Jesus said it best: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me...
Christmas all year round

Christmas all year round

I know it’s a little late to be posting a picture of a Christmas tree, but bear with me. Our church’s Christmas gift is probably just now arriving in Oaxaca, in the south of Mexico. At the initiative of one of the men in our missional house church, we at ViaCordis...
Witnessing a baptism

Witnessing a baptism

A woman in our church was recently baptized. She invited her family to come and witness the event. They came, even though they weren’t followers of Jesus. But they had seen the dramatic changes in her life over the past months. Having come out of a recovery program,...