We equip leaders to mobilize the church that is and pioneer the church of tomorrow.
The Five Marks of churchNEXT
These five core commitments transcend the strategies of our teams to define the way we live, the way we serve, and the imprint we want to leave behind on everyone we touch.
We are committed to living and leading out of abiding intimacy with Christ. While skills and experience matter, lasting influence flows from spiritual authority anchored in deep work of Jesus.Watch Video
Living on Mission
We are committed to living lives of everyday missionality in our neighborhoods and networks—with a bias for the poor and marginalized. This is the normal Christian life Jesus intended.Watch Video
Empowering Multi-generational Leaders
We are committed to co-laboring with leaders from across the lines of generation and gender. Empowering men and women of every generation unleashes the church in all its forms.Watch Video
Catalyzing and Supporting Movements of the Gospel
We are committed to aligning our focus and our energies in order to impact movements of the Gospel that multiply new disciples, new expressions of the church, and the transformation of their communities.Watch Video
What We Do
While each of our teams contributes to the big picture in unique ways, we work toward 3 fundamental outcomes.
If God’s mission lives at the center of his heart, it lives at the center of our identity and our assignment. That means, every local church is a community of missionaries assigned to the mission field they call home.
DNA of a Revolution, p. 212,
Why It Matters
Please browse some of our Called Beyond stories to learn about the impact of churchNEXT.
Called Beyond the Chasm between the Church and the World of Musicians
On any given night of the week there’s a concert going on in most major cities around the world. These events place musicians on a platform of cultural influence, but the Church has largely abandoned the entertainment world as Satan’s playground rather than embracing it as a mission field.Read
Called Beyond the Walls of our Church into Our Community
A couple years ago, First Baptist Church walked through the Missional Pathway process led by the reFocusing team. The result is that they have completely changed the way they engage their community. “In short, this has been life-changing for our church…”Read
Called Beyond the Hampster Wheel of Busyness into Experiencing God’s Love
I am a bi-vocational pastor of a small church in Aurora, Colorado. I was a frayed and exhausted pastor. I led a “churn and burn” way of life just trying to keep everything afloat. Running on this hamster wheel, I took my focus off of the most important thing, God’s love for me.Read
Who Leads Us
Our Lead Team shares well over 200 years of ministry experience as they carry responsibility for the overall health and direction of churchNEXT. We also choose to have fun as a community of people doing life together.
churchNEXT Lead Team fall 2018 strategic planning // Memphis, TN
Connect with Us
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1240 N Lakeview Ave #120
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