Entries by Sara Thomas

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The Future of the Church – Part 1

In her book The Great Emergence, Phyllis Tickle uses the analogy of “The 500-Year Rummage Sale” to describe change within the church. Tickle notes that historically, the church “cleans house” roughly every 500 years, holding what she calls a “giant rummage sale,” deciding what to dispose and what to keep, making room for new things. […]


One Unexpected Leadership Tool

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a notebook & pen in my hand. A neighbor growing up worked for a paper manufacturer and the scraps of paper he shared with us provided endless hours of joy with my childhood friends.  Suffice it to say, writing and journaling weave in and out of […]

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Pray at 8:46

You’re invited to pray every day at 8:46 am and 8:46 pm. We’ll post prayers each evening at 8:46 pm on the Transforming Mission Facebook page. They’ll be simple sentence prayers with the hope that you’ll repeat the prayer into the evening and throughout the next day, pausing specifically at 8:46 am to pray. (Hint: […]

Building Trust

Will the local church you lead emerge stronger or weaker on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s a big question! Here’s the currency – and no we’re not talking money – that is going to determine the answer to that question: trust. Trust is the foundation of all healthy teams and organizations, including […]