Church Archives - Seedbed

Sometimes, circumstances change so much over time that it becomes necessary to change the way you think and do things. Jim Ramsay shares the shifting tides in missions and how the church needs to change in order to continue being effective.

Recently, there has been a surge of attention on healthy models of marriage ministries within churches. Singles ministry, however, seems to be left out in this renewed understanding of better ministry models. Keith Turner weighs in on some ideas for a better ministry model for singles.

On The Verge offers hope and instruction for established churches to join in what God is doing to reach His people. This Seedbed Summary outlines the main points of the book. Find out if it On The Verge will be a useful one in your ministry.

Why must Anglicans plant churches, and what about their tradition makes it a stream that enriches the mission of planting churches? In this video interview, Dan Alger offers wisdom and encouragement for those sensing a call to this particular vocation.

Why does so much of our outreach around Christmas center on getting people into our church buildings? Becky shares a different way to think about how to reach the un-churched.
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What is liturgy and why does it matter to the church? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Dr. Jonathan Powers explains the power and role of worshipful liturgy in the life of the church.

Where would we be without the Protestant Reformation that happened 500 years ago? Read these quick points by Andrew Dragos as a reference for the great consequences of this powerful historical moment.
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What is the church's call to refugees and immigrants? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Darrell Whiteman challenges the church to consider its high calling to help the displaced and vulnerable of society.

The United Methodist Church employs an itinerant system for its clergy, moving them every few years to a new congregation. John Murdock posits that the UM appointment system is one of the cuts slowly bleeding to death a once vigorous spiritual and cultural bulwark.

It is becoming eminently clear that the face of Christianity in the West is changing drastically. Keeping up with this Post-Christian context will mean adapting our missiology to fit the need. Kirk Sims shares some things he has learned through changes in evangelism and mission in his context in Europe.