Author: Beth Ehlert

Racism & The Church: Our First Steps

The Church has a profound responsibility in stamping out racism within The Church and standing for social justice outside the four walls of the church building. Many of us are so passionate about the issue of racism, and I want to talk about some first steps leading us toward action. […]

A Pause

It is time to pause. We don’t have much choice in that matter, do we? Each day, however, we come face-to-face with options of how we are going to leverage this crisis in our personal lives. (We’ve already discussed ways to thrive within working from home, schooling our children, and […]

Help! I’m Now a Homeschool Parent?!

There is no doubt the troubling times in which we’re living have created disruptions in our lives. A few weeks ago, our routines were likely set. Now we are working from home or not working at all, AND we’ve been thrust into the unknown of homeschooling our kids as they […]

Fresh Expressions – Cultivate: Coffee and Tea

In July, we introduced a new series called Fresh Expressions of the Church. Since that time, we have talked with some incredible, visionary leaders who are thinking outside the box with regards to “church.” Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Matt Chesney from Eagle Ridge Church of God in […]

Fresh Expressions: Tampa Underground Network

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of River City Church and how they are doing church differently. Today, we want to share the story of The Tampa Underground Network. As we’ve stated before, we hope that by sharing these stories with you dreams, vision, and newfound faith would […]

Fresh Expressions: River City Church

Back in May, I had the privilege of interviewing Ryan Sidhom, the lead pastor of River City Church in Vancouver, Washington (USA). As we explore creative, fresh expressions of the church, we thought his story and the church’s mission, vision, and rhythm were so inspiring that we needed to share […]

Leadership Development: Leading Through Conflict Part 2

Last week, we began our discussion about Leading Through Conflict. Feel free to check out that post before moving on to this one. People long to be connected to something, and our hope should extend towards the type of connection that is positive and leads hearts closer to the Holy […]

Leadership Development: Leading Through Conflict – Part 1

Conflict in and amongst our teams is inevitable. Each member of the team is human after all, and as much as we hate to admit it, we don’t always walk perfectly in alignment with the Spirit like we wish we could. Also, each member of your team is passionate and […]

Leadership Development: Leading Through Transformation

One of the most critical roles you will have to fulfill as a leader will be leading your teams, ministries, or churches through transformation. We know that The Church is a living, breathing organism with ties into culture, community, discipleship, and multiplication. Therefore, we can assume that, just as the […]

Leadership Development: Leading Your Team Well

In our first post this month on Leadership Development, we talked about how everything rises and falls on leadership. There’s much as stake in us getting this right. We then talked about how to lead ourselves well by keeping Christ as the First Thing. And then we talked about how […]