Is the gospel dangerous? Absolutely. It demands your life, submission to King Jesus instead of submission to self. In fact, it will actually call us to die to ourselves, and for some to even risk their lives. But the logic of the gospel is not denial for denial's sake. It's much more.
Down the years the church has wrestled with the question of what it means to make disciples. Here's a simple tool that anyone can use to do just that.
By God’s grace, you can thrive over the long haul in ministry. Longevity in ministry can happen. Here are five ways to experience health and longevity in ministry.
Adoption and foster care can be so overwhelming that it takes all the focus and energy that parents can muster to survive and provide what they feel is best. Here are 7 ways to survive and even thrive.
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 five simple 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.