New book on bi-vocational ministry:  BiVo by Hugh Halter

New book on bi-vocational ministry: BiVo by Hugh Halter

I just finished reading Hugh Halter’s latest book: BIVO: A Modern-Day Guide For Bi-Vocational Saints. This book’s release is particularly timely, as I’m seeing more and more leaders becoming bi-vocational. Given the practicality of bi-vocational ministry, I expect...
What is an apprentice?

What is an apprentice?

I just ran across an important thought from Hugh Halter’s new book, Sacrilege: Finding Life in the Unorthodox Ways of Jesus: Here’s how you can know if you are actually an apprentice: people respond to you like they did to Jesus people are drawn to you people...
The three circles and church planting

The three circles and church planting

I was recently at a Missio Intensive in Ashland, Ohio and had an “ah-ha” moment. “Ah-ha” moments are what I call those times when the pieces come together and click into place and you realize something new. You may be familiar with “the three circles” from the...

Two Missio Intensives coming up this fall

Looking for a safe place to engage in honest dialogue about moving your church in missional directions?  Check out one of the Missio Intensives. Far from a talking head conference, Missio Intensives build in time for dialogue, questions, processing what you’re...

The three circles and decentralized ministry

When we’re doing ministry in a more decentralized fashion, we need to help our leaders think through what they need by way of support and connections to sustain them. Hugh Halter and Matt Smay, in their book The Tangible Kingdom, outline the concept of the three...
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...