16 May, 2022

Christian Standard

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May 1 | The Story of the Neighbors

May 1 | The Story of the Neighbors

Reading Time: 4 minutes

This parable began in reality, for there really was a road that went from Jerusalem to Jericho referred to as “The Bloody Way.” But for a Samaritan to help a Jew on that road? That was the point at which the true-to-life parable veered into fictional analogy. . . .

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Church Planters Say Ghosting a Common, Dispiriting Occurrence

Church Planters Say Ghosting a Common, Dispiriting Occurrence

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The rapid turnover in a new church plant’s core launch team is not unusual, church-planting experts say. Of the 40 or so people who helped plant Canvas Church in North Carolina last September, almost half are gone . . . some simply disappeared without saying a word. “It’s weird, but it’s like, ‘Can you say goodbye?’” the lead planter said.

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