Entries Categorized as 'Multi-ethnic / Urban'

Urban World Being Tackled By Agrarian-Structured Denominations

Date December 12, 2011

In a recent article in the California Southern Baptist, Mark Kelly reported that Focus 21 Task Force Chairman E. Glen Paden, a retired pastor and president emeritus of California Baptist Foundation, said committee members agree dramatic changes are needed to take the gospel to more than 37 million Californians-at least 60 percent of whom will […]

Signs of Impending Death in an Urban Church

Date October 18, 2011

Visit most any urban church in America and you will often find a small group of people rattling around in a large facility. The “glory days” for the church have passed them by and things are currently being held together by the barest of means.   If you look and listen carefully, you will find […]

Urban Churches Suffocate Under WWII Era Government Structures

Date September 6, 2011

It seems every time Eagles In Leadership is asked to come and help an urban church, one of the key issues strangling the life out of that faith community is their church governing structure. Notably, you will find the current version of their constitution dating from the 1940s or 1950s – usually the post-WWII years […]

Immigration and the Gospel (Guest Blog)

Date August 4, 2011

By Dr. Russell Moore The Christian response to immigrant communities in the United States cannot be “You kids get off of my lawn” in Spanish. While evangelicals, like other Americans, might disagree on the political specifics of achieving a just and compassionate immigration policy, our rhetoric must be informed by more than politics, but instead […]

Transformed! Interviews Mike Slaughter about "Change the World!"

Date July 14, 2011

We are so pleased you have returned to the Transformed podcast. In today’s episode, we explore how we can recover the message and mission of Jesus, and thus, Change the World. Matt’s guest today is Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg and the spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace […]

In Times of Transition and Change In The Church

Date July 8, 2011

Artwork Credit: relationship-economy.com The process of transition from a sick church to a healthy church is not an easy process! And when it begins, at least 5 things are true: In Times of Transition 1)      Things do not stay the same While we all like the security of stability, changes happen when we reorient our […]

Healthy Church Attitudes

Date July 6, 2011

Artwork Credit: southsidenazarene.ca Yesterday we spoke of four common attitudes in the sick church. However, we also said that healthy churches grow, according to the New Testament: “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of […]

Sick Church Attitudes

Date July 5, 2011

According to the New Testament, when a church is healthy is grows. “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge […]

Urban Praise Interviews Dr. Matthew Smith

Date June 16, 2011

Erick David Townsend of Moody Bible Institute’s radio ministry Urban Praise, interviewed Matt about his passion of Reaching Your Community in Your Generation in late May. They also talked about Matt’s involvement in the Moody Pastors Conference. Urban Praise reaches out to anyone who enjoys the urban flava’ and doesn’t mind hearing a biblical perspective […]

Mobilizing a Missional Heart

Date June 5, 2011

Artwork Credit: chuckk.sacreddigital.com When a church recently asked me to help them “mobilize their church toward a greater involvement in evangelism” I shared with them … Six Keys to a Missional Heart Evangelism is about relationship 95% of the time. Therefore, we have to teach people to follow specific strategies (see “Cross-Cultural Ministry – Part […]