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ChurchGospelLeadershipPastoring
May 17, 2018

Four Roadblocks to Church Unity

  Rather than quarreling over our secondary differences, let us unite our resistance against the dominion of darkness and advance the reign and rule of the rightful King. Let’s start with a parable Imagine a resistance army fighting against an…
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ChurchMissional CommunityPastoring
May 3, 2018

Reaching Japan

  This is a guest post from Yoshito Noguchi, Pastor of SOMA Fuchu in Tokyo. Yoshi moved to Tokyo with his wife Ami and 3 children, Yuka(10), Nana(8), Atsuto(4) to plant a missional community. Now he has a team including people…
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ChurchLeadershipPastoringTransitioning
February 22, 2018

Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now? So we killed missional culture by assuming the gospel, by casting vision without practices, and finally by not loving consumers. Here’s what you can conclude from this series – The Austin Stone is one messed up church.  We’ve made…
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CoachingDiscipleshipGospelLeadershipPastoring
February 20, 2018

The Call and the Commission

  When Jesus's commissions are read together, we get a more accurate picture of a King who cares for the broken. If our strategies don’t include the care and healing of the whole man, we’ve missed the real commission. Discipleship is about more than beliefs and practices, it’s the process of…
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ChurchGospelLeadershipPastoring
January 9, 2018

Everyday Confessions

  While there are a hundred ways to do a gospel liturgy, if it doesn’t include some kind of confession, it’s likely not a gospel liturgy. Confession allows us the opportunity to normalize our need for grace and reawaken our…
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DiscipleshipGospelPastoringYouth & Teens
December 12, 2017

Reaching the Students of Today

Jesus invited his disciples into experiences, He let them make decisions and take ownership in ministry, He constantly used imagery to convey Kingdom realities, and He allowed even frustrating connection and dialogue between the disciples. Dr. Leonard Sweet coined the…
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