Before moving to Niagara Falls, Ontario my wife and I considered and pondered and prayed whether we were being called back into church planting. We were driven to go deep within ourselves, our passions and overall concern for the church. Something unsettling, that had been lingering for quite some time, came to the surface. Both my wife and I realized that we hurt that many many churches had lost a “sense of place” and some perhaps never had it to begin with.
What do I mean by a “Sense of Place”?
Continue reading Ministry of Place Pt. 1
I think that Christians can fall into two ruts in their understanding of the kingdom of God. First, it can become easy to take God’s kingdom goodness for granted and forget the integral part we play in it. Second, I think we only understand bits and pieces of what it means to be part of God’s kingdom plan. In both situations we will find ourselves less intentional or even aware of kingdom work. It seems that in many Christian circles our part in the kingdom of God boils down to “saving souls” and our acts of service are only for the sake of that purpose.
Continue reading Living the Kingdom