Getting people to the “next level”

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? Read part 2 Unpacking the Story No one is born with a fully-developed set of values. We’ve seen—through the story of Nicodemus—that as values develop, so does a depth of faith. We use a value development scale to delineate the 5-stage series an individual moves through as they strengthen […]

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Nicodemus : Unpacking the Story

Read part 1 Is Salvational Transactional? I’ve been scrutinizing my epistemology through the lens of Nicodemus and his question of, “what does it mean to be born again?” This is one of the best definitions of born again: When translator Des Oatridge, working in Papua New Guinea, came to the words “born again” in John’s […]

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Nicodemus: Is Salvation transactional?

John 3 is a very familiar passage, but recently it got me thinking about salvation through the character Nicodemus. Nicodemus is best known for being the first to brazenly ask Jesus, “What does it mean to be born again?” A question we ought to be asking ourselves anew today. The phrase born again has devolved […]

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3 steps to build a strong missions program

You’ve done the hard work of getting down on paper your Purpose and asset mapped and begun to brainstorm the People you need to collaborate and partner with. Now it’s time to vision cast and Popularize the message to your body. The American Church has historically gotten people excited about missions first, then figured out […]

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Outcome Based Ministry Origins

Swaziland

A few years ago, while on a trip to Swaziland, I was struck by what I heard and saw. It was a catalyzing moment for OneHope—it was the spark that ignited us to become an Outcome Based Ministry.   A Shocking Realization While visiting the “Christian” nation of Swaziland, I worked with, met and talked with […]

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