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10 Characteristics of a Missional Church, part 2

We are examining the characteristics of a missional church. Characteristics 1 and 2 were discussed in the last post. 1. A missional church understands the centrality of the gospel expressed in all aspects of a person’s life (1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2:2; Gal. 6:14). 2. A missional church is committed to the authoritative, infallible, inerrant, inspired Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:14-17; Acts 2:42). Characteristic 3…

10 Characteristics of a Missional Church, part 1

The Tension to be on Mission The church in every generation is called to bring the good news of the kingdom into a spiritual encounter with the aspirations and challenges of that culture where it resides. Simply, believers are on a mission from God in their respective communities. To engage today’s culture with the gospel requires the formation of a gospel community…

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Video Games, Idols, and Your Child’s Heart

Video games are one of the most influential and time consuming recreational activities in our society today. On average gamers spend 18 hours per week playing video games. This extensive time investment is reflected in the money invested in video game consoles and software. In 2009, $19.7 billion was spent on video games worldwide, $2.6 billion more than was spent on movies…