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Church for Everyone: Building a Multi-Inclusive Community for Emerging Generations

Church for Everyone: Building a Multi-Inclusive Community for Emerging Generations

by Efrem Smith and Daniel Kreiss

Diversity is a high value for younger generations—but too often, they’re not finding it in the church.Emerging generations in the West are more diverse than ever—ethnically, socioeconomically, educationally, and politically. And as church attendance among younger generations declines rapidly, research shows that one of their primary sticking points is … Read more…

Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God

Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God

by Efrem Smith

The Christian life is actually a kind of death. We die to ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Jesus. Dying in Christ, however, is an opportunity—to experience the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit as we spread the Good News of a God who loves us enough to save us and remake us in his image.Efrem Smith helps us see that Christian discipleship is a… Read more…

Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship

Mentor for Life: Finding Purpose through Intentional Discipleship

by Efrem Smith and Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Today’s Christian women do not simply want nice fellowships and cookie-cutter answers about how to deal with life. Though churches are filled with good ministry programming—activities, outreach events, and an endless selection of options—many churches neglect their fundamental mission to make disciples.   Christian women want… Read more…

Jump: Into a Life of Further and Higher

Jump: Into a Life of Further and Higher

by Efrem Smith

Jump is a powerful guide to becoming a vehicle of compassion, reconciliation, and transformation in our world.Life is all about jumps. We jump from high school to college, school to the professional world, dating to marriage. Each leap launches us to new levels. Even though we can’t see what’s on the other side of the wall, our faith jumps a… Read more…