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Published Date: October 31, 2022

New Podcast Episode with Wartime Church-Planters

Carson Daniel hosts George and Sharon Markey of Calvary Chapel for powerful stories of the church living on mission in wartime. From simple gatherings, to evacuations, and telling stories of the tragedy of war, the Markeys speak to the role of church leaders in a crisis and how valuable authentic Christian community is no matter the season.

George and Sharon Markey and their six sons were planting a church in Kyiv, Ukraine when the war started. George had been living in Ukraine for nearly 30 years and has many contacts all across the country. Since the beginning of the war, he has been strategically connecting donors outside Ukraine with trustworthy people on the ground in Ukraine who are doing lifesaving work. Bridge UA exists to promote more of these kinds of partnerships. The Markeys evacuated to Budapest, Hungary, where they are doing all they can to serve Ukrainians in this hour of great need, with a focus on mobilizing and training the Church in Europe to provide material, emotional, and spiritual support to the millions of refugees around them.

Click HERE to listen to Episode 2!

Winfield’s Book is Out – #1 Release in Anglican Books!

Modern missional movements have often viewed the historic Christian traditions with suspicion. The old traditions may be beautiful, the thinking goes, but they’re too insular, focused primarily on worship and on the interior life of the church, and not looking outward to evangelism and good works.

In Liturgical MissionWinfield Bevins argues that the church’s liturgy and sacramental life are in fact deeply missional. He explores the historic practices of the Christian church, demonstrating how they offer a holistic framework for everyday Christian discipleship and mission in the twenty-first century. The result is a book that not only invites all Christians back to the historic liturgy of the church, but also invites those already in liturgical churches to rediscover the missional life that has too often remained latent in their own traditions.

Get your copy HERE.

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Top Challenges Facing Churches in 2023 – Join in the Research Below (Survey is Completely Anonymous)
The Asbury Center for Church Multiplication and the Great Commission Research Network are conducting a study on the top challenges that churches will face in 2023. This survey will take less than five minutes. Your participation will help immensely. The results will be presented in the Great Commission Research Journal and at the Great Commission Research Network’s annual conference in Orlando, FL, in March 2023. (North America Only)
You can take the survey HERE.

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