Author: Beth Ehlert

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 […]

Leadership Development: The First Thing

As you journey into developing as a leader, you will find so many great resources. From podcasts to books to conferences and beyond, there are tons of materials out there, many of which we recommend and use ourselves. With all of those tools right at our fingertips, however, it is […]

Great News!

We have some great news to share with you! It sometimes feels overwhelming to hear all the challenges the Church in the U.S. and around the world are facing. In 2015, Exponential and the Lifeway group conducted a research study. This study revealed that only 4% of churches across the […]

Culture: Counting the Cost – Part 2

There is a ton of buzz in churches these days regarding the need for some major cultural shifts. I believe the Holy Spirit is moving His bride in some dynamic ways at this moment in time. Some even say that we may see a 2nd Reformation in the Church over […]