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Get to Know Someone: Lessons from Africa

As we pulled up the final steep section of the dirt road to the pastors’ conference, Bishop Esron met us in front and delivered some unexpected news.  “Today is umuganda and so we must delay the conference to serve alongside … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 3, Calling the Audible

For those less familiar with this football analogy, an “audible” is when the play caller decides at the last second that the play everyone was planning to execute is no longer a good one (usually because of something unexpected that … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 2, Setting the Dials

Home groups are critical to the ministry of Solano Community Church. To be successful, however, a home group requires constant thought and intentionality. Leaders and home group members are continually balancing numerous “tensions” within the small community. If left unattended, … Continue reading

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Making Community Work: Part 1, Constant Flux

Solano Community Church is emphasizing home groups this month.  As we grow in numbers, home groups become more and more important to discipleship.  We’ve never wanted to be that church where people merely “attend” on Sunday but see little impact … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Radical Transparency from The Fall by Albert Camus

I’m just re-reading The Fall, by Albert Camus, the early 20th C. French Existentialist.  Since High School it has been on my shelf of “great books.”  A recent church leadership team discussion had us grappling with how we share our … Continue reading

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Accountability

Accountability is a discipline fraught with spiritual landmines.   In fact, most of us would prefer to avoid it altogether.  For clarity’s sake, by accountability I’m talking about speaking truth to someone to correct behavior or thinking.  The problem with … Continue reading

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Emmaus Partners

The Solano Community Church leadership has been reflecting on how better to disciple people who fall into the category of “mature Christian.”  These are people who regularly worship, serve, reach out and participate in community but find the process of … Continue reading

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Resource: Community

God loves to get things done through people. We often want spiritual growth to fall out of the sky but, more often, God’s preferred delivery method is the community of faith around us. I know that is a bummer for … Continue reading

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