Urban Mission: What’s a Suburban Church to Do?

Wednesday, I shared a post I wrote a while back that sums up urban missions in one sentence. Nowadays, urban ministry and mission is an increasingly important topic. In fact, ministry "for the city" is becoming a buzzword in Christian conversations. Just like we know we need to care about the lost in Africa, we…

Urban Missions: The Suburbs Still Matter Too, You Know

  We talk a lot about cities nowadays, and we should. The world is now more urban than not, and that does not look to change any time soon. The Great Commission is increasingly an urban mission. That being said, I think some of the language we use at times to showcase the importance of…

In the News: “The end of suburban white flight”

"In the News" is a series where I highlight research and various articles from around the internet to showcase the shifts of missiological significance.  If you read the last article, you saw that the Brookings institute had noted the shift of international communities to suburban areas. Well, here is more from the Brookings institute on…

Peoples Next Door: Suburban Explosion

If you've been around the blog at all, you've read about the wave of international peoples into the United States. As we examine our research, some trends are inevitably shaping up, and this week the Brookings Institute released a fascinating report that corroborates what we have found. In short, this massive influx of internationals is settling not only in…