Jul. 07, 2022
A Blog Pause for Book Work
Great news! Market Square Books will be publishing my work on small congregation advantages. It should be out in Spring 2023.
Jun. 23, 2022
But We Used To Be A Big Church…
Small congregations come in lots of flavors. The differences matter—even when the size is the same. See 2 reorienting questions for but-we-used-to-be-big congregations.
Jun. 06, 2022
Participation Lessons for the Pentecost Season
Pentecost was not a spectator sport. It was not made for an audience. Observers saw drunks. But participants experienced something else–the good news of the High Holy in the Right Here.
May. 23, 2022
A Superpower Story of Small-Setting Nimble
…So that’s what they did. After the last bowls and boxes go out each week, the small group transforms that car-selling-haircutting-video-watching-tattooing-now-food-pantry space into worship space. Not a hard task, really. It is already holy ground. They are already a tent people. Next week’s boxes are moved against the walls. A work table is draped with a beautiful cloth and a cross. The room trembles with incarnational wonder. And doesn’t need a single pane of stained glass…
May. 12, 2022
In Lament of Praise Bands
We gave up worshiping in Latin 500 years ago. It didn’t fit our incarnational theology. At Pentecost a messy diversity of languages showed up. And the Spirit sent us to all the people. So we changed our worship to the vernacular—everyday words spoken by ordinary people in each particular place. Everyday. Ordinary. Particular.
The mission of the Church belongs in the vernacular. The best gifts of Right-Here. From every Even-Us group of folks. Context.read more...
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Apr. 25, 2022
Four Hybrid Worship Lessons from Small Congregations
Apr. 18, 2022
Small-Group Worship in Big-Group Space: The Challenge, Two Fixes, and How the Good News Talks Back
Mar. 28, 2022
Co-Creating Palm to Passion with Your Small Congregation
Mar. 20, 2022
3 Holy Week Resources for Small Congregations: Let the Scripture Work
Mar. 14, 2022
Story Sharing in Worship: Children, Easter, and the Miracle of Mirror Neurons
Mar. 07, 2022
Sharing Your Insight: What Do You Notice About Performance and Participation?
Feb. 28, 2022
Lenten Prayer: Simple Reminders for These Complicated Times
Feb. 21, 2022
The Big Worship Word We’ve Forgotten
Feb. 14, 2022
Ash Wednesday: Downloadable, High-Participation, Small-Setting, Intergenerational Worship Stations
Feb. 07, 2022