Three Small Church Myths

People join a small church for different reasons. Sometimes their reasons can lead to disappointment because they’re just unobtainable. I’d like to dissect three common myths about the small church. Myth 1: If I go to a small church then I can actually get to know everybody. Unless you have a photographic memory and don’t […]

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Withness

There are two general postures a church can take in its local community – either “withness” or “themness”. The “themness” posture says, “WE are here to help THEM. We are here to help THEM because without US, they would be in big trouble.”  Sometimes churches get very excited about changing, fixing or serving the world.  […]

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It’s a Portable Party

It’s a work of apostolic genius and I just have to tell you about it. It’s our Portable Party Pack (PPP). Over a year ago our Glocal Team (global + local = glocal) asked a really great question: “What can we do to equip and encourage our Crosspointers to incarnate the gospel in their neighbourhoods?” […]

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To Build or not to Build

Once in a while I get this question about Crosspoint: “When do you think you will build a building?”  That’s a great question, so let me share my thoughts.  And just to clarify, what I assume people generally mean when they say “a building” is your typical church building: auditorium, offices, children’s space, and so […]

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Why Alpha Won’t Work

For millenia people believed in spontaneous generation (abiogenesis).  It’s the idea that living matter could spontaneously emerge from non-living matter.  So apparently mites could just appear from dust, maggots from rotten meat, and mice could appear from sweaty underwear and husks of wheat in an open-mouthed jar (I’m not making this up).  Thanks to early […]

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