Beyond Leadership to Collaboration in the Local Church

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form] Last December, “I’m Dreaming of a ‘Fat Christmas’” began a Metokos blog journey to show a path to healthy, revitalized churches.  This entry, a final bit on Collaboration, ends this first cycle of Metokos blogs. These six pieces have been designed to lead […]

Genesis 1 and the Roots of Collaboration, A Path to a Healthy Church

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness….” So read the memorable first lines of Charles Dickens’s 1859 work, “A Tale of Two Cities.” First lines should hook readers to turn the page to a story about to be […]

Collaboration, a path to a Healthy Church

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Message’ type=’textarea’/][/contact-form] It’s time to look at the beginning of the “how.”  How will Metokos guide your church to being a revitalized place? The answer is, by reminding you of what it means to collaborate. In her stash of English-teacher books, my wife has an old […]

Mercy.Justice.Descipleship. Part 3b/3

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Message’ type=’textarea’/][/contact-form] Okay, so this entry on our thinking journey is going to include a good deal of quoting.  Quite simply, ministry-focused topics need to pull in thought and scholarship from around the church.  Let’s be thankful the writing is out there as we work in […]

Mercy. Justice. Worship. Part 3a/3

[contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Message’ type=’textarea’/][/contact-form] Easter Day 2016 has come and gone.  Last Sunday, churches everywhere were full of “heartfelt gladness” as described in Acts 2.  But, as we continue this examination of mercy and justice in the context of a revitalized church, we must not forget the other […]