FLOURISH SAN DIEGO BLOG

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A New Heart

Much has been said and written (including by me!) about the ways churches need to change in order to be the church we are called to be in the world as it is today.  Over the past several decades, we’ve used all kinds of adjectives to describe what the church should be...

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Why Does Flourish San Diego Exist?

Why does Flourish San Diego exist?  What do we hope to accomplish?  In this post, I simply want to lay out as clearly as I can why we do what we do.   It’s All Because of Jesus Before I say anything else about Flourish San Diego, I have to begin by saying that the...

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How Do Churches Change?

How does change happen? How do organizations and institutions change? How do churches change? The world has changed dramatically—and churches have noticed! There’s no getting around it. The way we’ve done ministry in the past—strategic planning leading to lots of...

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Thingification

I love the church I’ve heard it said that the church is the hope of the world—and I agree! The church is the Body of Christ and the Light of the World. I firmly believe that it is through the church – God's people – that He will bring healing and redemption to the...

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Really Listening Really Matters

I’m going to start this post off with a bad joke...  Ready? My wife yelled at me today saying, “You weren’t even listening just now, were you?”  I thought to myself, “Man, what a weird way to start a conversation…” For some people, listening is hard, isn’t it?  We get...

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Lessons From The Ski Slopes

What if Mikaela Shiffrin never learned to fall? I hold my breath while she hurls herself out of the starting gate, dropping precariously into wind gusts, facing 50 technical turns ahead on a 1,000-foot vertical drop. She makes it look effortless. We know it’s not.   ...

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