Current Blog Posts

Pivot. Innovate.

The story that is unfolding in our world today was unimaginable a few short months ago. None of us were prepared for the disruption we have been forced to embrace. We find ourselves in a historical moment that is reshaping our world. Andy Crouch released a fascinating article on March 20th, 2020. […]

Suddenly, I Work From Home?!

Covid-19. Social distancing. Flatten the curve. Each of these terms or phrases are now a part of our everyday language. And, the word disruption has an entirely different meaning in the new world we wake up to each morning. It is forcing us to adjust to a world that appears […]

Plan A

Each generation that has ever lived believed that they were living in the most interesting and challenging time in history. The questions they had to answer were more significant than the previous generations, and the barriers to greater humanity were more overwhelming than any other age had ever experienced before […]

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 […]

Fresh Expressions of the Church

On July 11th, 2017 the Barna Group published an article on their website that began with this paragraph: “It may come as no surprise that the influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Rates of church attendance, religious affiliation, belief in God, prayer and Bible-reading have all been […]

Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 2

In our previous post, we began a discussion about improving toxic culture. We defined two significant terms to help us understand where we may stand as leaders–transformational leadership and transactional leadership. Now, let’s dive into more detail as we unpack this vital issue in church culture. It Starts With You. […]

Challenging and Improving Toxic Culture – Part 1

Over the last several weeks, we’ve brought you content relating to our theme for the HGC Pre-Conference in Orlando coming up next week. We’ve talked to you about what a Captivating Culture looks like, Counting the Cost of changing the culture in your church and Counting the Cost of NOT […]

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 […]

Culture: Counting the Cost – Part 1

As we ramp up our discussion on church culture as we move closer to the first week of March when we will gather in Orlando for Exponential, one of the first points we need to tackle is counting the cost of making those small changes that will create a more […]