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Good Idea or God Idea? 5 Questions for Helping Everyone Get Involved in Church Multiplication
Michael Beck | 12 Apr 2023
Starting a new church can be difficult and expensive, involving paid church leaders and huge start up funds. On the the other hand, the Fresh Expressions movement empowers everyday followers...
The Deadliest Time of the Year
Michael Beck | 23 Nov 2021
The CDC reported fewer than 7,200 total US overdose deaths in 1970 at the height of the heroin epidemic. Over 9,000 lives were claimed in the height of the crack epidemic in 1988. While overdose deaths are just one aspect of the deadliest year in US history (approximately 378,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 of more than 3.3 million deaths), Christians should be first responders rushing to the front lines of this crisis.
Love Languages: Bringing New Life to Struggling Congregations
Michael Beck | 2 Aug 2021
“But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.” Revelation 2:4 Being a pastor these days is not easy! Even before the pandemic...
How Cultivating Digital Fresh Expressions Can Help Heal the World
Michael Beck | 31 Mar 2021
I’m excited about my friend J.R. Briggs’ forthcoming book and accompanying master class, A Time to Heal. In the ashes of a pandemic world, what we need most right now,...
[Listen] An Immersive Advent Audio Devotional for Church Leaders
Michael Beck | 21 Dec 2020
Missio Divina is an exclusive audio devotional, available only on the FX Connect App. Each week during Advent, we’re releasing a special edition of the devotional, designed to help you prayerfully consider...
Who is Contextual Intelligence For? (Part 3)
Michael Beck | 17 Dec 2020
This post concludes a mini-series of three reflections on why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. (Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here) Each of these...
Who is Contextual Intelligence For? (Part Two)
Michael Beck | 16 Dec 2020
This is post two of a mini-series of three reflections for why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. (Read Part 1 here) Each of these stories...
Who is Contextual Intelligence For?
Michael Beck | 15 Dec 2020
This post begins a mini-series of three reflections on why contextual intelligence is important at every level of church life. Each of these stories has one thing in common: a...
Contextual Intelligence: Why Your Church Can’t Live Without It
Michael Beck | 24 Nov 2020
The #1 Competency Pioneer Leaders Need Today This is part one of a series of posts highlighting the need for the cultivation of contextual intelligence in the local church. I’ll...
Confessions of a Beleaguered Pastor
Michael Beck | 24 Jun 2020
In 1993, Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player who has ever lived, retired from the NBA following winning a third world championship with the Chicago Bulls as well as...
Cultivating a Culture of Worship and Discipleship at Home
Michael Beck | 29 May 2020
This is a moment to equip individuals and families for home-centered worship, discipleship, and service.
A Great Re-Awakening? Being Wildly Hopeful and Prudent
Michael Beck | 16 Apr 2020
I’ve been speaking and writing about the need for us to “awaken from apostolic amnesia” for about a decade. For me, this means recovering a sense of mission or sentness...
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