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Judy Hall's picture
Doing Spiritual Yardwork: Take the good and leave the bad!

I’ve been using the grafting analogy to understand how to do Living System Ministry in our churches. So if you’re in a large western city, what does this look like in relating to newcomers from developing countries?

Judy Hall's picture
Doing Spiritual Yardwork: "How could those flowers come from that plant?"

In last week’s blog, I introduced the idea of grafting new “branches” into the nourishing “root” of our local Christian settings. My friend, Charlotte, is quite familiar with grafting and wrote this a while back, challenging Christianity in another way:

Judy Hall's picture
Doing Spiritual Yardwork: Grafting to roots that nourish new branches

There is no shortage of living system analogies in the Bible. How many times did Jesus talk about vines and vineyards? Here’s another one!

Our mission at EGC is to “understand and nurture urban churches and communities.” I never realized that “nurturing” was also an act of growing a garden!

     
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