Sermon: Personal Transformation +

Sermon Text: Acts 16:25-34 Sermon Excerpt Are you saved? Maybe that is a question you have not heard in a long time.  Maybe it is one you have heard far too often. Are you saved? Earlier this week when a group gathered for a Topical Tuesday conversation about salvation we had more stories to tell than time allowed.  One participant remembered a time when as a young mother she had allowed a stranger into her home simply because she craved interaction and conversation with another Read More …

Future Church – More Begin by Belonging

Church v.2020 - Ten Changes: #5 More Begin by Belonging – Less Begin by Believing When compared with the American church of 2012, the future church (v.2020) will offer a new order to the faith that begins with belonging instead of believing.  Diana Butler Bass rightly recognizes this shift as the one capable of moving the church from "religion-as-institution" to "religio as spiritually vital faith" (Christianity After Religion, 2012:  p.204 -- read my review here). The current preferred Read More …

Review of Church Diversity

Meet the Author Scott Williams is a pastor, ministry consultant, social media guru, and champion of diversity.  Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week is his first book.  Recently, Williams served as Campus Pastor of the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, which grew to an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500 during his tenure.  Prior to entering pastoral ministry, he gained professional experience in his work as a prison warden (serving as one of Read More …