Doug Lawrence is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and advisor, who helps churches assess and improve their skillfulness in creating engaging worship experiences. In 2007 he founded and continues to serve as CEO of Speaking as a Performing Art, a firm which coaches leading executives and their teams and includes pastors from across the country. Doug co-authored GPS for Success, published in 2011, with Stephen Covey and others. You may reach him at [email protected]
Claremont UMC’s nativity scene shows Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus separated in individual cells surrounded by chain-link fence and barbed wire. But it certainly does not represent the first time the nativity has been imagined in a fresh way.
The modern church, says Brady Boyd, "has chosen some cheap substitutes to the original Great Commission." But there is a way we can correct our mission drift...and the key is the two greatest commandments.