Archive for May, 2007

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The Green Faith: Churches going NUTS over the environment

May 16, 2007

I have been thinking seriously about the idea of green ministry.

You look at churches such as Imago Dei, in Portland Oregon, that are leading the way in the church movement saying we understand and see a real value in stewarding the physical world around us.

By offering alternatives to the community in organic foods and other environmentally friendly ministries, they are creating a culture within their church that is far different from most.

The tendency of most church leaders is to say that as Pastors and leaders we have no right getting our noses involved in something that really has nothing to do with our purpose of sharing the gospel with those around us.

I couldn’t disagree more. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The CHURCH of the Future?

May 7, 2007

Something that i have been contemplating with over the past few months is relational outreach.

For me this concept and way of thinking has developed out of much thought and debate on a topic that is very progressive in our lives as people, and even more progressive in the church leadership arena.

After hearing a podcast, in which George Barna speak very freely about his book Revolution, I was left in a place of digesting and thinking about what he said.

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