In addition to the occasional blog posts on this site, I have a few other writing projects.

In 2015 I self-published a collection of my confirmation sermons called It’s Not Conformation.

I have a chapter called “Stewardship of Community: Investing Social Capital as an Act of Faith” in Beyond the Offering Plate: A Holistic Approach to Stewardship, edited by Adam J. Copeland (2017).

I am under contract with Fortress Press to write a book tentatively called Into the Deep: From Consumer Religion to Missional Ministry.

John W. Vest

John is a "church hacker" attempting to overcome the limitations of church as we know it. To connect with him and learn more about his work, please visit