While there are many programs that a church can employ to help them care for people the best path to being a caring church is to create a culture of care. Here are four ways you can do this:
There are challenges and landmines to navigating culture well. Two in particular could destroy your discipleship and evangelism efforts. Here are the main ones (and what to do about it).
Sometimes our discipleship focuses too heavily on either thoughts, emotions or actions. By understanding the three styles of discipleship, we can get to a more holistic approach to developing people.
Dhati Lewis shares the misconceptions behind true leadership.
Here are a few of our favorite books that we at Verge can recommend, and would love for you to pick up one (or all of them!) and be inspired, challenged, and deepened in your walk with Jesus.
If you’re living on mission you will invariably need to counsel others or be counseled yourself. Shanda Anderson helps us take a deeper look at what that looks like in real life.
Discipleship starts with understanding our identity in relationship with God. Karen Ellis unpacks this and how this perspective informs discipleship.
There are 4 major barriers to effectively sharing the Gospel, or 4 major traps that most people fall into. Find out what they are and how to avoid them.
Take the Matthew 25 Challenge and watch what happens.
What is discipleship? K.A. Ellis gives a snapshot of this often misunderstood mark of the Christian life.
We all have a desire to create intentional community with our friends, in our neighborhoods, and within our church. But how do we invite our neighbors and friends into our community in a meaningful way? Here's how.
Our response to pain and suffering can be a powerful evangelistic witness to the watching world. Find out how.
Lent is first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our lives. How will you engage it this year?
Dr. Jarvis Williams walks through 4 practical ways to pursue racial justice.
If you're on mission you will be criticized. Here's how to respond.
If we don’t get what the Bible says about systemic and corporate evil and racism, we won’t only misunderstand the Bible, but we won’t understand our non-white brothers and sisters’ pain.
Ever wondered how you can practically lead groups toward mission and develop a leadership pipeline that reproduces disciples and leaders? Check out this Cohort.
Dr. Jarvis Williams gives 3 reasons why churches are still racially segregated, and how we can respond.
Whether it's the change in weather or the natural change in pace, there's no better time to pick up a new book and have your imagination stretched, your faith deepened, and your heart rekindled. Here are a few I personally recommend.
If we don’t learn to put technology, in all its forms, in its proper place, we will miss out on many of the best parts of life. Here are 6 guidelines to know when technology is helping rather than hurting.