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Mission–Everything the Church is Sent to Be and Do

It may be helpful to clarify some terms. “Mission,” simply put, is everything the church is sent to be and do in the world. This definition assumes that God initiated the mission of the church and continues to direct it. Likewise, this definition affirms...

The Role of New Maps

In several posts at onmovements.com, I discussed Edwin Friedman’s concern about the Failure of Nerve in today’s leaders. He uses the example of Christopher Columbus and other Renaissance explorers, who broke the imaginative gridlock of his generation by...

A Powerful Moment

Several of us were at the Catalyst Conference recently. This stood out as the conference’s most powerful moment. It’s a fairly long clip with some lead in and lead out clips around the story of Jimmy and Mark. Let me encourage you to hang in there and...

To Write Love on Her Arms

In the car today, I (Eric Heistand) listened to a Catalyst speaker, Jamie Tworkowski. He’s the guy behind TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms). If you haven’t heard of TWLOHA, you’ve missed something that almost every single one of our students knows about. I’ll let you...