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Faithful calling Quote June 9, 2016

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“To be faithful to its calling, the church must be contextual, that is, it must be culturally relevant within a specific setting. The church relates constantly and dynamically both to the gospel and to its contextual reality.” Craig Van Gelder

content or context? January 26, 2012

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A great deal of time can be spent by leaders in an attempt to control the content of  peoples daily work.  Perhaps time would be better spent by shaping the context for our workers and allowing their creativity to determine the content.  If, as leaders, we do a good job shaping the appropriate context and provide good boundaries, we may be surprised by what ensues.