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Author Shannon Youell

The disciples of Jesus noticed that he prayed a lot and that things seemed to happen when he prayed. Most of his disciples likely were raised with the Torah and understood prayers: morning and evening prayers, prayers of repentance, prayers of mourning and supplication, prayers of thanksgiving and joy. Yet, they wanted to see God […] Read More

Oxford Dictionary announced “post-truth” as their word of the year for 2016. They defined it as “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.'” Oxford added, “Rather than simply referring to the time after a specified […] Read More

Does your church have a vision of multiplying? More often than not, we find ourselves thinking that planting a church would be great, but we don’t have any intentionality toward it. Yet, Jesus called us to be “senders” from within to with-out. Unless we begin to examine why we should plant outward, we will never […] Read More

One of our values at my home church is to try to see everything we are and do through the eyes of the unexpected guest. The unexpected guest is the one who just randomly shows up. They haven’t been encouraged to visit by someone already a part of the church community, so they don’t even […] Read More