five on Friday

“Most churches have not developed a good way of combining spiritual formation with missional living. That’s a capacity issue. It’s one thing to want to see your people move forward; it’s another to have the calling to actually move them forward. As the leader, you may be gifted to move into this personally, but if you don’t have a plan to baby step your people forward, your capacity is limited.” Hugh Halter

1 Nine marks of an unhealthy church. DeYoung on a great list here.
2 Ways to alienate strangers from your local church. As if ideas are needed.
3 Kierkegaard’s lovely parable of the King & the Maiden
4 A starter reading list of impact for contemplative activists.
5 The fun of learning and loving the ‘British way.’

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