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Forty Churches in 4 Years: Final Report

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Not 40, but 57 new churches in 4 years?   God never ceases to amaze us!  Four years ago, we launched our strategic focus for 2015-2018: “40 in 4.”  Our hope and prayer was to see 40 new church planting projects and partnerships launched in four years. God surprised us immensely.  With the prayers, encouragement,…

Published 21 June 2019

Future Church Symposium 2019 Recap

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As a missional movement, Communitas starts churches who follow Jesus in transforming their world. March 2019 marked the time for Communitas’s first Future Church Symposium. Participants from ten countries gathered in Amsterdam to collaborate on some of the future’s most important opportunities and challenges for the church in Europe—and beyond. The event was deliberately made…

Published 1 April 2019

Communitas International–CA’s New Name!

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Christian Associates has a new name! For the past 48 years we have engaged in creative ministry, beginning with a university outreach called Jesus Christ Light and Power house. Our church planting efforts became international under the name Christian Associates. Now we are ready to move into a new generation of missional innovation under the…

Published 4 August 2017

Why Invest In A Missional Movement?

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As believers, we are all called to stewardship… of our time, our talents, our treasures. Within CA, we are passionate about stewardship; about being clear that everything God has given us is his, and that he might ask us to do something with “his” possessions that goes against our human desires. Kingdom-minded people understand that…

Published 4 August 2017

A Flowing Ministry

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“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”  Mark 1:35 “The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”  (Thomas A. Edison) I spent this past week on a solo retreat in…

Published 4 August 2017

Jesus & “The Well Curve”

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I first learned of the “bell curve” as a high school student. Our statistics teacher, an eccentric white haired Irishman, taught us the distribution model that described how a set of results could be adjusted to create a grouping around the average result. In high school, the bell curve became the portal into the wonderful…

Published 4 August 2017

10 Everyday Summer Kick Starts To Missional Living

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It’s the little things that count. True love in the small things. Living missionally is not difficult in the “skill” sense but it is difficult in the “make-it-a-priority” sense. Small, simple, consistent acts of love add up and give God more grace space in which to work. Here are 10 ideas to inspire you this…

Published 4 August 2017

“Them” And “Us”

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How do you feel when you see an image of a Muslim praying, like this one?  And how do you feel when you see an image of someone like Mother Theresa praying? If you are anything like me, as a Christian, you might feel separate or even negative towards the first image and somehow, connected,…

Published 4 August 2017

Meeting Needs Unaware: The Gospel According To The iPhone

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“Consumers don’t understand what they want until they see it.” This quote from Steve Jobs (former founder and CEO of Apple) reveals much of his innovative business genius. 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…

Published 4 August 2017

Humble Congregations

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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?” Well, there’s…

Published 4 August 2017