Derek Vreeland

Derek Vreeland is the discipleship pastor at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, and the author of By the Way: Getting Serious About Following Jesus.

Learning to Reach New People in a Digital World

This article originally appeared on and is reposted here by permission. I really don’t like the idea of “online church.” The thought of staying at home and...

Insights From Early Christians for Weathering This Extended COVID Pandemic

How the church has thrived through historical pandemics

The Quiet Habits That Aid Our Spiritual Growth

Spiritual habits shape our desires as they condition us to follow Christ.

What’s the Essential Element of Salvation That We’re Missing?

We’ve gotten salvation all wrong; let’s reclaim the heart of Christian discipleship.