Category : Advocacy

24 May

Don’t Let the Rapture Not Happen Again

by Nick Asolas

Every week, it seems like some fringe element of Protestantism is grabbing the spotlight and using it to do damage to the message of peace, forgiveness and love that is the Gospel. Somehow, the likes of Jim Jones, Harold Camping and Westboro Baptist Church have become the spokespeople for Christianity.

Filed Under: Advocacy, Culture, Strategy

18 May

Are Your Small Groups Thinking Too Small? Part 1 of 2

by Brian Kaufman

I think small groups think too small. Jesus had a small group, and they had snacks, but then He died which totally killed the small group’s momentum. Then, He came back and told His small group to think bigger. My goal in this article is to identify some problems I see with the traditional small group model with the hope that it will push you to reexamine your approach with small groups.

07 Feb

5 Practices of an Inwardly-Focused Church

by Brian Kaufman

This list is nowhere near exhaustive but my hope is that it begins a larger discussion within church leadership as we move forward with the Gospel, let the cross be our focus and the Great Commission to be our ultimate decision filter. I am not isolated from the ideas above but instead include myself whole-heartedly as a prideful sinner in need of divine perspective and grace as often as a heartbeat.

02 Feb

Why is Prayer Awkward?

by Brian Kaufman

Do you feel it? The pit in your stomach when you’re in a group of people about to eat, or, maybe in a small group when it’s time to close, or, maybe just spontaneously around some friends that are talking about a prayer request? Who’s gonna pray? Why’s it so awkward?

Filed Under: Advocacy, Church 2.0, Humor