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How to Find Grace at Church When You Feel Worn Out

At church God meets us: he gives grace to us, and he gives grace through us.

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What's the Point of Liturgy?

With so many different people gathering, how is worship supposed to be structured? 

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A Pastor's Letter to His Young Self: Why Community Isn't Enough

Gospel communities aren’t based on life stages or personal preference but on a common Savior. When this Savior brings people together who are very different...

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Why Does Church Have To Be So Boring?

Every Sunday when I look out on the pews, I’m reminded of childhood. There’s always a child picking his nose, yawning, sleeping, tapping, sprawling over...

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12 Reasons I Love My "Smaller" Church

According to a recent report by the Barna Group, 83% of American churchgoers attend churches with less than 500 members. Here are 12 reasons to...

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How to Think about the Christian Mission

How can the church carry out the Great Commission within its own neighborhood? 

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A Church That Welcomes Sinners

Jesus spent his time with the people who knew they were sinners. He saw it as his mission to seek the lost and to love...

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How to Build Community in a Commuter Church Culture

If you commute more than twenty-five minutes to church each Sunday, you are living in a commuter church culture.

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How Does Worship Work?

How exactly does worship work anyway? In this video, James K. A. Smith discusses how it works from his book Imagining the Kingdom.