Two years ago after it came to light that he had knowingly supported admitted sexual abuser, Andy Savage, former Highpoint pastor Chris Conlee is starting a new church.
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“Rest in the presence of the Lord” is what most are meaning when they quote this verse. The theology is true but it’s not honest to what Psalm 46:10 is actually saying.
What few expected is that people aren’t just working from home, many are out-performing their productivity from the old days at the office. As a result, even large companies are re-thinking their remote working policies.
Leaders sit around and figure which ones will work in their context and then crumple up the true stories so they can be tossed in the rubbish bin. These false narratives rewound the victims, corrupt the heart of the church, and turn church cultures into greater toxicity.
"A critical part of leadership is loving the people around you," says Adam Weber. And love is "really, really messy.”
"The progress we’re seeing with the Great Commission globally," says Joel McGill, "has just been...awe-inspiring."
When we fail to care for the environment, says Dr. Sandra Richter, "The widow, the orphan, and the farmer are the people who get hit first and whose economic stability is wiped out."
There are three factors, says Awana's Matt Markins, that "when they’re present together, are far more likely to produce long-term spiritual fruit" in the kids we’re discipling.
“I don’t think we can ever love or lead well," says Pastor Chip Ingram, "until we see ourselves more and more the way God sees us."
You might think of digital church as being impersonal. But Jeff Reed says, "The strength of online church is relationships."
“I just feel like so many Christians have given up," says Carlos Whittaker, "and I don’t think that Jesus Christ died on the cross so we can cope.”