What role does a suburban church play in urban ministry?

“There are three kinds of churches in Memphis and it takes all three to do comprehensive urban outreach.” These words were shared today by Fenton Wright, director of The Shalom Project in Memphis, TN.  For two years Fenton has read every study available on the city of Memphis, talked to hundreds of city and church leaders, […]

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Surprised by Hope: #6

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, N. T. Wright challenges us to rethink our notions of heaven and the implications of the doctrine of heaven for the entire Christian faith. In Chapter Six Wright lays out the biblical answer to “What is God’s purpose for creation?” in […]

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Tweetimonies: Stephanie Howell

Our staff recently wrote our faith stories/ conversion stories in 140 characters (the limit for Twitter).  Here’s the faith story of Stephanie Howell, one of our Children’s Ministers:  I once thought Christianity was following rules.  Now I know it’s a relationship with Jesus.

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Surprised by Hope: #5

In Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church, N. T. Wright challenges us to rethink our notions of heaven and the implications of the doctrine of heaven for the entire Christian faith. In Chapter Five Wright asks what God’s purpose for creation is and how the resurrection fits into […]

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