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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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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Folded

For the past year I’ve been intentionally rethinking how I do discipleship.  I’ve been folding disciples into my everyday life.  This is a concept I’ve picked up from Mike Breen.  You can read about it in his book Building a Discipling Culture. Most of us are tired and busy.  If you’ve got kids who are teenagers but […]

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