Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to live in ways that reflect the character of the One they follow. We are given the gift of community. We are to gather to worship, learn and be shaped for service. But what does that kind of incarnational community look like? How does transformation happen in ways that bear fruit? This issue of the Outlook tells stories of how incarnations of Christian community take shape. God’s shaping of those communities is ongoing and not easy, but always infused with the power of the Spirit.
Welcome to Bar Church In Seattle, people gather for spiritual conversation and connection in places that aren’t churches. Leslie Scanlon reports.
Creating together at Coastland Commons A new worshipping community explores the role of creativity in worship. Leslie Scanlon reports.
An agnostic’s guide to moral persuasion George Anderson identifies three areas to help strengthen pastors of politically diverse congregations.
Strengthening restless minds Jeffrey Bullock considers how Christians can discern good information from bad information and the work involved in developing an informed opinion.
What might replace per capita? Considerations of the denomination’s funding system are underway.