Category Archives for "FaithSoaring Churches"

Insight 207: FaithSoaring Churches Care About People Who Are Not Part of Your Church

Congregations seeking to transform realize the truth of this statement: “The church exists primarily for those who are not a part of it.” [Queen/David. Hopeful Imagination, 2014.] Transformation involves not seeing things primarily from the eyes of the church, but from the eyes of the immediate community context or affinity group, and the whole rest […]

Insight 206: FaithSoaring Churches Encourage a Deep Spiritual and Missional Journey

For congregations to transform 20 to 25 percent of the active adults must be on a deep spiritual and missional journey in their personal lives, and see their congregation as their place of gathering and scattering that enhances the impact of their individual journey. Community is important. Congregational community is extremely important. Beyond the core […]

Insight 205: FaithSoaring Churches Ask One Another About Missional Engagement

Congregations seeking to transform regularly ask congregational participants direct questions about their missional engagement. This is the other of the two most important questions to ask. For congregations to transform they must be part of an ongoing missional journey of many people connected with the congregation. Without this the changes in the congregation are transactional […]

Insight 204: FaithSoaring Churches Ask One Another the Right Questions

Congregations seeking to transform regularly ask congregational participants direct questions about their spiritual formation. This is one of the two most important questions to ask. For congregations to transform they must be part of an ongoing spiritual journey of many people connected with the congregation. Without this the changes in the congregation are transactional rather […]

Insight 199: FaithSoaring Churches Are Aware of the Value of the Congregation to Its Context

Many congregations believe they no longer add value to their community context. Often this is not the case. Some congregations represent a stable and healthy model of life for their community. Some congregations have great political value in their community. Some congregations are the social and moral moorings of their community. Congregations seeking to transform […]

Insight 198: FaithSoaring Churches Look Within the Community Context for the Presence of God

Transforming congregations seek the presence of the Triune God within their community context. While Jesus was regularly in the Temple or synagogues, he was more often in the community context encountering people. The Triune God is in the community context of every congregation. The presence of the unconditional love of God is everywhere. Congregations seeking […]