Category Archives: Community

Three approaches to communication and leadership

Sometimes we’re not seeing the results we desire in relationships because we fail to recognize that different situations call for different approaches to communication and leadership. Continue reading

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A closer look at accountability

What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading

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13 red flags identifying antagonists

The 13 red flags provide training material for equipping Church leaders and members in discerning the presence of antagonistic people. Continue reading

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A neglected area of teaching in the church

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief (between those who live in the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not), while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good, beautiful and outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

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The love language of all good marriages

The love language of all good marriages is …. Continue reading

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A dress code for Christians?

Is there a mandatory dress code for Christians?

Will it compromise the plausibility and authenticity of our witness to the gospel if we dress inappropriately? Continue reading

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One Life Together

When our Churches are filled with people who treat each other with this kind of honor and with humble foot-washing love, we’ll offer a positive subversion to narratives of life without God. Continue reading

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