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Welcome to Cypher Church, the church for the outsiders….

By | 2018-07-09T20:32:39+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting, Nones & Dones|

Calgary is home to one of the largest metro populations of religious “nones” in the country. Over a 1/3 of the population would check the box, “no religious affiliation” when asked. The contemporary church, rooted in Christendom, struggles to connect with the emerging majority demographic. It’s here where we decided to immerse a church with intention knowing full well we had few answers coming in. First off, who’s we?

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Building Multi-Ethnic Churches in Canada

By | 2018-04-16T14:23:09+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church, Racism|

See part 1 of the conversation as Rohadi asks "Do Canadian Churches Ignore Racism?" This post was written prior to the Gerald Stanley verdict, following which racist attitudes reared its ugly head in our country once again. Perhaps it's a good thing. We have difficulty as Canadians acknowledging our deeply seated presuppositions predicated

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Do Canadian Churches Ignore Racism?

By | 2018-02-23T17:35:52+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Blog, Canadian Culture, Racism|

I was looking at the lineup of a recent church conference and did a double take. I couldn’t help notice that of the 30 or so presenters, all but 2 were men. All of the men were white. This isn’t the only conference that has the same ratio, in fact, most do. Do you think this a problem?

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How Would You Tell the Gospel Story Without Using Church Language?

By | 2017-10-03T19:38:29+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Nones & Dones|

The exodus hasn't begun, it's almost done. Here’s the problem: Christianity in North America is disintegrating. I'm not suggesting that tomorrow we'll wake up and all the churches will be gone. In fact, in an era of decline, many churches still believe their church is immune. But the data doesn't lie. As a whole, there

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The 3% – A new measure of success

By | 2017-08-04T17:37:44+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Leadership|

Planning for your future becomes more important the closer you are to retirement. If you’re 20 and come into a windfall of cash, it’s unlikely all of that money is going into the TFSA. We tend to struggle with picturing ourselves in the distant future. Churches tend to lack vision that extends beyond 3-5 years. Lead pastors are kind of like politicians, they have direction enough for their term, and little beyond. What we rarely see is vision casting that extends into generations. We struggle as a whole to plan for the future.

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The New ABCs of Church Measurement is Just B

By | 2017-07-17T14:45:02+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Blog, Leadership|

When was the last time a church coach or lead pastor was fired for not hitting a discipleship quota? Never. What we measure describes what we deem the most important in the community. By this metric

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Grandma’s Church

By | 2017-04-24T10:31:52+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

My grandma used to spend the odd Sunday strolling to service two blocks from her home. She lived during a time when everyone went to church, or in the very least knew the stories. Church was part of her routine, part of her neighbourhood, and a part of Canadian culture. The time when the majority

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