Tag Archives: National Community Church

[Cross-Post] Embracing a New Identity


[Editor’s note: This post was originally written for the aoneeight mission blog for National Community Church in Washington, D.C. You can read my pre-trip blog posts here and here] “Why are you guys here again?” “We are here because we … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Short-Term Missions Skeptic


A Mission is a Movement from National Community Church on Vimeo. I confess I had no intention of going on a mission trip this year. In fact, I was pretty determined to avoid the whole thing. Last year I read “When … Continue reading

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The Slave Next Door


Yesterday the news broke about Amanda Berry and several other young women trapped inside their captor’s home in Cleveland for nearly a decade. Thankfully, theirs is a happy ending in that they survived. A story like this makes us ask: How … Continue reading

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For Singles: Loving One Another In Community


I know a lot of young, single people in DC who live alone. It’s not something I would choose, even if my paycheck allowed for it (no signs of that anytime soon). Our generation continues to figure out what living … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Communities (Part III)


If there’s one thing I took away from my semester in Washington, D.C., it’s this: You can create community wherever you go. The following communities developed during my time in D.C. and each shaped me as a person and a … Continue reading

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