Let Go of Your Ideals

  One of the first things I talk to couples about as we sit down for pre-marital counseling is letting go of their ideals. Not necessarily their ideals about what marriage can be, but their ideal versions of each other. Most, but not all of us, approach dating and potential marriage with a list of[…]

A Model for Discernment in the Missional Church Context, Part 2

Personal Context One of the earliest decisions we made as a community was that we would not have “formal” membership. In those early days, many believed that the desire to be a place where people could belong before they believed superseded the need for formal membership. This meant, though, that we were for all intents[…]

Be Careful Little Ears…

This post by Ernest Goodman over at Missions Misunderstood captures pretty well both how we at Evergreen want to view Scripture and how we DON’T want to teach it to our children… Bible Stories Growing up in church, kids always got special treatment. At my church, for example, there was some unwritten rule giving all[…]