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One Critical Habit for Engaging the Unchurched

There’s ONE thing at the center of the target for us whenever we’re engaging with unchurched folks.

We’re aiming for a conversation, not a presentation.

When someone speaks up with questions about the Bible or wonders aloud about some of the trickiest topics of faith (Why do bad things happen to good people?), most of us are tempted to reply with the right answer. We coach our staff, volunteers, and small group leaders to respond differently.

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There’s ONE thing at the center of the target for us whenever we’re engaging with unchurched folks.

We’re aiming for a conversation, not a presentation.

When someone speaks up with questions about the Bible or wonders aloud about some of the trickiest topics of faith (Why do bad things happen to good people?), most of us are tempted to reply with the right answer. We coach our staff, volunteers, and small group leaders to respond differently.

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Cracking the Code on Men’s Groups

Connecting men into groups is really, really tough.

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Connecting men into groups is really, really tough.

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The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating: Chapters 1 & 2

Andy writes, "If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters." 

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Andy writes, "If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters." 

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A Starting Point for Seekers

We think the church should be the best place, the safest place to have hard conversations about faith. Seekers, doubters, and questioners should have permission to show up and speak up.

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We think the church should be the best place, the safest place to have hard conversations about faith. Seekers, doubters, and questioners should have permission to show up and speak up.

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We've Changed our Study Guides. But Why?

One of the reasons we’re such big fans of community is that circles, rather than rows, create real, practical life change.

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One of the reasons we’re such big fans of community is that circles, rather than rows, create real, practical life change.

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