Giveaway: Five Books for Five-Stars

Last Friday, Slow Church received its 20th five-star review on Amazon. (It now has 22 five-star reviews.) We’ve been humbled by this outpouring of support. To say thank you, we’re giving away five books, all to one person! Because we think Slow Church is a book best read in community, someone will receive four copies to read with their church, Sunday school class, book club, or wherever they discuss books. They will also receive one copy of The New Parish,… Read more

Will you help spread the word about Slow Church?

Have you read the Slow Church book already? Or are you in the process of reading it? We’d love for you to help spread the word about the Slow Church conversation… Here are several things that would be very helpful: Read more

Celebrate Interdependence Day 2014!

Our calling as churches is to bear witness to the interconnectedness of creation, and to the healing work that God is doing, mending the creation that has been — and continues to be — shattered by human rebellion, the kind of rebellion that goes against the very nature of creation, that believes that we can live autonomously. Read more

Slow Church and the Missional Movement

[Note: This is the first in a series of posts about some of the best, and sometimes most frequent, questions Chris and I are fielding while we are on tour talking about the book. Our blog posts are only part of the discussion. More than anything, we’d like to hear how you would respond. We’ll be checking the comments frequently!] Earlier this month I had the privilege to participate in a conversation at Warner Pacific College on the theme of… Read more

Slow Church Conference Recordings (The Complete Set)

Here are all the conference recordings from April’s Slow Church Conference at Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis. Read more

Slow Church Stories #4: First Christian Church (Erwin, TN)

“Intergenerational Hospitality,” a real desire and a regular practice among the congregation’s members to share life together across the generational divide. Read more

10 Ways to Start Practicing Slow Church

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a great event at Warner Pacific College called “ReThinking Church.” The event was curated by WP’s Assistant Director of Campus Ministries, Michelle Lang, and by Tony Kriz, author of the wonderful Neighbors & Wise Men. Along with the other featured speakers — Kelly Bean, whose How to be a Christian without Going to Church comes out early next month, and the three authors of the essential book, The New Parish — I was asked to help “imagine afresh… Read more

Slow Church Stories #3: Vineyard Central Church

Located in Norwood, an incorporated township that is surrounded by the city of Cincinnati, Vineyard Central (VC) has been cultivating a presence in the few blocks near their church building. Read more

Slow Church Stories #2: Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing a number of stories of churches whose life together embodies some facet of Slow Church. We hope these stories will stretch your imagination about what a Slow Church looks like. Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church Johnson City, TN Read more

Slow Church Stories: Salem Alliance Church

Salem Alliance made a bold decision. They decided not to move the church but instead to reaffirm their commitment to their struggling Grant/Highland neighborhood. They used money from the building fund to buy a piece of property across the street from the church, and they built what is now called Broadway Commons, Read more

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