Seeds Prototype: Jesus, Jazz, and Dessert Wine
Connect through music and storytelling.
Pray at the Laundromat
Make meaningful connections in your community by showing up at the laundromat in a surprising way.
Six Months of Dwelling in Acts 16: One congregation’s experience
Read pastor Phil Ruge-Jones insights from guiding a congregation through an in-depth study of Acts 16.
Breakthrough Spiritual Practice: Borrow a Tool
Practice being vulnerable with your neighbors by allowing them to serve you.
Breakthrough Practice: Eat With Your Neighbor
This breakthrough practice helps you deepen friendships with your neighbors by sharing a meal together.
How to Make Going to a Baseball Game a Meaningful Spiritual Practice
This breakthrough practice helps you build community, show support for your neighbors, and experience God’s presence in daily life.
How to Listen to Spiritual Stories from People Outside Your Congregation
This breakthrough practice helps you deepen relationships with your neighbors by listening to their spiritual stories.
How to Discern God’s Presence from a Lawn Chair
This breakthrough practice helps you discern where the Holy Spirit is at work in your neighborhood–just by sitting and observing.
How to Lead ‘Dwelling in the Word’
An ancient spiritual practice that helps locate where God is active.
How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station
Try creating a neighborhood prayer station as a simple and effective way of connecting with your community.
Share stories of faith and listen deeply to others.
T is for teaching the Bible
The Lutheran University Press has just published the lectures from last year’s Hein-Fry series, and that series included one from Mary Hess entitled Learning
Every so often I run across interesting reflections from people outside of the “church world,” reflections that I think all
Sin, grace and popular culture
Dr. Christian Scharen, in his book Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership, writes compellingly about
B Is For Living Into Our Baptism
In this Jan. 2011 service celebrating the Baptism of Our Lord, Dr. Lois Malcolm powerfully unpacks what it means to
T is for Triune God: Circulating Around the Neighborhood
By Dwight Zscheile In the seventh century, the theologian John of Damascus used a term to describe the life of
Why church history matters for the missional church
Here’s a very brief overview of church history, engagingly presented by Dr. Patrick Keifert, that focuses on missional church issues.
M is for missio dei
By Mary Sue Dreier Missio Dei (Latin for “mission of God”) has become one of the catchphrases of the missional
M is for missional church
From Craig Van Gelder’s book The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit: The church is.
Stewardship Lesson Overview
This is an overview and guide for a series of three lessons on generosity of about 50-60 minutes. Each is