A church is always more than the space in which it meets, but it is never less. Congregations cannot help being shaped by the places and neighborhoods they inhabit, as editor Kara Bettis explores this month in her reporting
on the concept of “spiritual gentrification.” Churches are usually birthed around a shared vision for ministry. When the world around a church changes—gradually or suddenly—one of the most difficult challenges is discerning how, if at all, that shared vision should also change. PLUS: Rediscovering the Jewish roots of Easter.