Ben Connelly on Living Missionally and Community

On today’s episode I’m joined by Ben Connelly. Ben co-planted The City Church in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009. I have never physically been to the church but during this Covid season, I have dropped on some of their services. Ben may not be a paid staff member anymore, but his missional heart and love … Read more

Nathan Foster on Spiritual Practices and The Making of an Ordinary Saint

Nathan Foster joined me on the Pastoring with Word podcast to talk about spiritual practices. If the name Foster rings a bell in relation to spiritual practices, you might be thinking of Nathan’s dad, Richard Foster. Over 40 Richard Foster wrote Celebration of Discipline, which has since become a modern classic on spiritual formation. In … Read more

Mark Meynell on writing, wearing masks & the cost of ministry

I had the privilege of sitting down for for a conversation with Mark Meynell for the Pastoring with Words podcast. Mark is the Director for Preaching in Europe and the Caribbean for Langham Partnership. Mark has written several books over the past 20 years as well as serving on the pastoral staff of various churches … Read more

Go Make Consumers of All the Nations?

Alan Hirsch - Go make consumers of all nations?

Disciplism – Part 5 Thankfully, the church growth movement is now undergoing a serious self-assessment. It started with Willow Creek’s REVEAL study when the church began to look at themselves and said, “Wow, we’re good at getting decisions for Christ, but not so great at making disciples.” As far as I am concerned, I say … Read more

A Church Equal to the Task

Alan Hirsch Disciplism

Disciplism – Part 3 Now I need to give you some context for what I’m about to say in this chapter. You should know that I have spent most of my adult life being reasonably obsessed with trying to unlock the codes of what makes for highly transformative missional movements—those kinds of movements that really … Read more

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