The Fruit of the Neighborhood Initiative Tree

The Fruit of the Neighborhood Initiative Tree

We live in a cul-de-sac of 5 houses. Three of them, including us, are next to each other and have had the same residents for more than 24 years. Not all go to church, are of the same beliefs, or are even Christians. We have seen babies born, the arrival of grandkids,...

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The Neighborhood Church

The Neighborhood Church

The stories of some individuals can speak volumes. One such story is about my neighbor, Manny. Manny works twelve-hour days as a machinist and then drives around the city collecting scrap metal in an effort to make ends meet. His wife drinks too much, but behind the...

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The Neighborhood Church and Boundaries of Ministry

The Neighborhood Church and Boundaries of Ministry

Here’s the story of one young pastor and his family who have taken a most unique approach in defining the neighborhood boundaries of ministry, and in so doing, challenges us to ponder not only our definition of church, but to reconsider the parish model of old....

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What Is Kairos?

What Is Kairos?

The Greek language has two words for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos concerns the linear passage of time, like the time we experience in the twenty-four-hour day. We define our workweeks by the number of hours that we work. We have a list of things to do and only so...

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