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Category: mission

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Living missionally is not difficult in the “skill” sense but it is difficult in the “make-it-a-priority” sense.

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"Them" and "Us"

Jun 12, 2014

Category: inspirational

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As a European woman, living among both secular Europeans and Arab Muslims and working towards reconciliation between the two alienated groups, my thoughts are constantly preoccupied with questions about how we view others who are different from ourselves ...

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Tags : Europe, love, Muslim

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Category: mission

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Steve Jobs didn't give a lot of time to market research. He was confident in his ability, and that of his talented team to design amazing consumer electronic goods that would resonate with the public and stimulate them to respond with, "THAT! THAT is what I want/need!"

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Humble Congregations

May 22, 2014

Category: church planting

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After almost eight years of leading a ”church laboratory”, trying to find new ways of how church has to be in order to survive the spiritual whirlwinds of change that are still drawing over Europe, I’m sometimes asked: ”So – what are your conclusions?! What does the future church have to look like?”

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CA's Embedded Office

May 12, 2014

Category: mission

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In the past we had offices in Thousand Oaks, California and The Hague in The Netherlands. Mainly due to financial pressures and the need to trim expenses, we closed those offices several years ago and moved our administration and operations into a virtual, cloud-based environment.

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Category: culture

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Since we have been allowing non-Americans to have a leadership voice in the mission and vision of the organization for some time, we are well-positioned to listen to the communities we are called to via staff who are cultural insiders.

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As I’ve become more familiar with CA’s “Kingdom Seeking" value and the practices we embrace that are leading to Kingdom initiatives around world, I’ve come to realize that we are wrestling with a paradigm of church that makes every Christ-follower in a church a “missionary.”

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During our 6 years of working with Serve the City in Ireland and seeing the Serve the City International movement spread, I developed an intense passion for simple acts of serving. I’ve come to appreciate the power of demonstrating God’s Kingdom through community service. Here are a few things that I’m learning, even as we look to launch Serve the City in Denver.

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Choosing Love

Apr 15, 2014

Category: Stories

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I had the opportunity to put real love into practice today when we had a particularly challenging situation to deal with.

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Tags : Stories, love, Muslim

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Category: inspirational

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Over the years, as I have faced probing questions about how I survive spiritually in such seemingly challenging circumstances, I have contemplated my daily existence, which I do not consider to be a spiritual wasteland at all. On the contrary, I have discovered that the great God of Creation, the One who threw the stars into space and who breathed life into mankind, that great God who is present within me, and whose image is imprinted in all of humanity, that God (the One I love and serve with all my heart) is truly present everywhere, all of the time, and He is just waiting for me (for all of us!) to acknowledge Him.

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