What Does INTENSELY LOCAL Ministry look like?

Today’s Tweets on living Missionally in our Community Intensely local ministry means getting our hands dirty in the intensity of our neighbor’s lives, the sin, the crises, the joys and the sorrows. Intensely local ministry means we are not content to do ministry at arm’s length. We take the high-risk path of regular contact with … More What Does INTENSELY LOCAL Ministry look like?

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Fleshing Out an Intensely Local Ministry

What does an “intensely local” ministry look like? Revised from an earlier post: Our vision at Trinity Church for the future. This is what we would like to see happen in the thirty towns from which our congregations  are composed. For our movement in central Illinois, it means being immersed in our neighborhood, connected to … More Fleshing Out an Intensely Local Ministry

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Lord Willing: A Snapshot of What the Future Might Be

Monday is for Discussion (updated August 2017)  “Intensely Local” — a vision of the future (Dateline October 2025) (a potential future newspaper article) Communitas is a cluster of house churches being planted in suburban Charlotte, NC that has a unique approach to the “missional question.” The church has a big vision. They want to be a … More Lord Willing: A Snapshot of What the Future Might Be

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Looking Back at a Revival that Changed the World

Re-post: I ran into an out of town Methodist pastor at Promises today over lunch with my wife. It made me think of the greatness of Methodism’s early days and this post from 2010.   Revivals change the world, but the world always needs to be changed again.  Over time, hearts grow cold and need … More Looking Back at a Revival that Changed the World

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