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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 […]

Leading Yourself Well – Five Books

This summer, our focus has been on helping you lead well. We posted about leading ourselves, our families,  our ministries, through transformation, and leading through conflict and adversity. Last week, we shared with you some of our favorite Podcasts to help you grow and mature in your faith, marriage/family, and […]

Leading Yourself Well – Five Podcasts

This summer, our focus has been on helping you lead well. We posted about leading ourselves, our families,  our ministries, through transformation, and leading through conflict and adversity. Over the next few weeks, we want to share with you some of our favorite resources to help you grow and mature […]

Rhythm and Rest

Imagine for a moment it is a few days after Labor Day later this year. Your laptop is fired up while some really good music plays in the background. You are sipping a warm cup of great coffee in the middle of a very busy week. You are filled with […]

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 […]