Innovation

#37 Apostle as Cultivator | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 2 of 6)

In this episode, I explore the Apostle as “Cultivator” by looking at the story of Priscilla and Aquila from the early church and identifying the three main practices of Cultivators as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood.
Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church – Apostle, Prophet, […]
By |2018-06-20T18:33:11-07:00August 22nd, 2016|APEST in the Neighborhood, Innovation, Leadership, Place/Neighborhood/Parish, Podcast|Comments Off on #37 Apostle as Cultivator | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 2 of 6)

#29 Dr. Christopher B. James on Neighborhood Church Planting & the None Zone | Researcher, Professor & Practitioner

James_Christopher1222015_webDr. Christopher B. James joins me to talk about his research on church planting in Seattle, including the unique dynamics of the so-called “None Zone,” the four expressions of church that his extensive research identified (Great Commission Team, Household of the Spirit, New Community, and Neighborhood Incarnation), and the gifts and liabilities of neighborhood expressions of […]

By |2018-06-25T07:10:20-07:00June 28th, 2016|Innovation, Pastor/Church, Podcast|Comments Off on #29 Dr. Christopher B. James on Neighborhood Church Planting & the None Zone | Researcher, Professor & Practitioner

#25 Dee Yaccino & Social Capital | Co-Director of Del Camino Connection

dee-225x225Dee Yaccino joins me to talk about power dynamics in church partnerships, harnessing social capital, a different approach to short term missions, and what the church in the US can learn from the church in Latin America.

Dee has been involved in transformational cross-cultural ministry for almost 30 years, beginning with community development work in rural Bolivia and continuing […]

By |2018-06-25T07:46:33-07:00May 30th, 2016|Activism/Justice, Community Development & Organizing, Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #25 Dee Yaccino & Social Capital | Co-Director of Del Camino Connection

#22 Reesheda Graham-Washington & Community Transformation | Social Entrepreneur & Community Developer

rashida-225x225Reesheda Graham-Washington joins me to talk about returning and giving back to the neighborhood she grew up in, learning “Asset Based Community Development” from the innate practices of her Great-Grandmother and African ancestors, social entrepreneurship risks and funding, her latest venture (L!VE Cafe), and the one thing she wants the church to hear from her as […]

By |2018-06-25T08:10:59-07:00May 19th, 2016|Community Development & Organizing, Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #22 Reesheda Graham-Washington & Community Transformation | Social Entrepreneur & Community Developer

#19 Alan Roxburgh of The Missional Network | Teacher, Author & Consultant

UnknownAlan Roxburgh joins me to talk about his own vow of stability, the influence of Lesslie Newbigin, what he calls “The Great Unraveling” happening in the western church, the future of theological education and church leadership, and learning to ask the question, ‘How do we join in what God is up to in our neighborhoods and communities?”

Alan Roxburgh […]

By |2018-06-25T08:22:37-07:00May 19th, 2016|Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #19 Alan Roxburgh of The Missional Network | Teacher, Author & Consultant

#14 Tom Sine & the New Changemakers | Futurist, Author, & Consultant

imagesTom Sine joins me to talk about his come-to-Jesus moments and turning 80, share stories of how churches are innovating in and impacting their neighborhoods, and discuss ageism, Babette's feast, contextual forecasting, and how following Jesus is a design opportunity. Tom is the founder of Mustard Seed Associates and has consulted countless churches and organizations around themes of […]

By |2018-06-25T08:30:01-07:00May 19th, 2016|Innovation, Podcast|Comments Off on #14 Tom Sine & the New Changemakers | Futurist, Author, & Consultant

#11 The Integrating Church (RePlacing Church, part 3)

The church is integrating… People everywhere are waking up to the presence and activity of God in all aspects of their lives: in the places they live, work, and play. In this episode, the third of a four part series on the idea of RePlacing church, I talk about adjectival modifiers, Bowe Bergdahl, and Jacob’s ladder as I explore how this integration is impacting conventional and institutional church, […]

By |2018-06-25T08:46:23-07:00May 19th, 2016|Innovation, Podcast, RePlacing Church Series|Comments Off on #11 The Integrating Church (RePlacing Church, part 3)

#10 Question 1 – Is there still a place for traditional church expressions?

In this mini-episode, I take a stab at answering my first question: Ben, you talk about new expressions of church and innovation, but don’t you think that there is still a place for more traditional churches? Or are you saying they have the same fate as Blockbuster video?

Notes:
*For the context of this question, check out episodes 7 & 8 (episode 8 explains the strange Blockbuster Video reference).
*Warning: I […]
By |2018-06-25T08:47:27-07:00May 19th, 2016|Innovation, Podcast, RePlacing Church Series|Comments Off on #10 Question 1 – Is there still a place for traditional church expressions?

#8 The Innovating Church (RePlacing Church, part 2)

Innovation seems to be happening in every industry as game changers like Uber and Airbnb and Rover (look it up) continue to emerge. But what about innovation in the church? In this episode, the second of a four part series on the idea of rePlacing Church, I get nostalgic about Blockbuster video and explore what the interplay between institution, innovation, and incarnation means for the future of the […]
By |2018-06-25T08:53:31-07:00May 19th, 2016|Community, Innovation, Podcast, RePlacing Church Series|Comments Off on #8 The Innovating Church (RePlacing Church, part 2)