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By Dave Travis | Church Innovation: Ideas to Implementation to Impact

Five New Reasons Why You DO Want to Launch that New Church or Campus

<i>Click the thumbnail of the image to be taken to the full-size infographic.</i>By Warren Bird, Ph.D.What did leaders from more than 1,500 new churches or …

Jesus

American Churches Have a Better Reputation Than Higher Ed or the Media

Institutional trust continues to decline in surveys, but religious organizations still rank high. While Americans’ confidence in various institutions …

Pew Research Center

Dispelling the 80 Percent Myth of Declining Churches

Buckle your seat belts.Over the next several posts, I will be sharing with you the results of an incredible research project on 1,000 churches. At …

Religion

Life Story: Christopher Nelson

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — The longtime leader of a Twin Cities church is remembered as man who was a mentor and a teacher.Christopher Nelson served as the …

Minnesota

Ginghamburg’s lead pastor steps down from pulpit

TIPP CITY — For nearly 40 years, Rev. Mike Slaughter led the growth of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church from a tiny country church to a …

Five Leadership Axioms That Shape Your Ministry

Earlier this year I taught in the MA in Evangelism and Leadership program. In EVAN 559, <i>Organizational and Change Leadership</i>, we explored models and …

Kay Warren: ‘We Were in Marital Hell’

Through God’s work in our lives, we’ve beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union. I’ve always been a church girl. …

San Diego

Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

When it comes to success in leadership, there has never been just one playbook. Some leaders are extroverts, natural mentors, and charismatic …

Leadership

The Type of Leaders a Small Town Church Needs

Lessons from a Small Town Pastor A pastor or church planter in a small town who wants to make a long-lasting impact on the community will need a …

Leadership

Leadership Network | 400 Gathering Silicon Valley

Adobe. Apple. Facebook. Intel. Oracle. Ebay. How did they do it? More importantly, how ARE they doing it? You should be paying attention.

Faith

Businessman/pastor brings together ping-pong and church to build a God-shaped community in Detroit

<i>Editor’s note: Please scroll down to view video of Diallo and Jameel Smith.</i><p>Diallo Smith is a businessman and entrepreneur. He’s also a pastor with an …

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As widespread reports of racial harassment and white supremacist activity continue across the country, the small, but growing, number of racially …

Black Lives Matter

Eight Major Changes in Churches the Past Ten Years

Change or die.Such has been the reality of too many congregations the past ten years as the rate of church closures has accelerated. Many have died; …

Faith

Sharing Dinner and Jesus with Strippers

<b>Article by: Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra</b>The first time Rachelle Starr walked into a strip club, she made sure she wore a turtleneck and no makeup. She also …

Evangelical Christianity

For many overbooked Christian families, Wednesday is the new Sunday

As churches across Minnesota try new ways to accommodate the hectic lives of the faithful, Wednesday night services have emerged as a popular option.

Minneapolis

Meaningful metric: Conversion growth

<b>Healthy things grow.</b><p>If you’ve been in ministry for long at all, you’ve probably heard that phrase at conferences, read it in books and caught it in a …

Des Moines

Megachurches are rare in mid-Hudson region

Warren Bird, a researcher with the nonprofit Leadership Network and author of 29 books on large churches, said the Family Church in the Town of …

Religion

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You’re Not Sure of Your Beliefs)

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.<p>On the one hand, the vast …

Mega church establishes new roots in Central Kentucky

A video of a man preaching plays on a large screen projected in a dark room. Hundreds listen and focus on Chuck Mingo, the man giving the sermon, …

Faith

How one struggling East Nashville church found new life

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Vicki Russell, talks about her mother's dream for The Church At Lockeland Springs and its revitalization.<p>The congregation of the …

Faith

What You Never Know You Miss By Skipping Sunday Morning

<i>Today’s post is a guest post by my executive assistant, Sarah Piercy, who in addition to working with me for the last 8 years, is a wife and young</i> …

Faith

6 Stones leads churches in transforming communities

Copyright (c) 2017 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Dallas

A West Side Resurrection - Rhode Island Monthly

A surprising Christian revival is bringing young people back to church.<p>It’s 10 a.m. on a warm autumn Sunday and the Feast Church is packed. It’s an …

Faith

What Would Jesus Disrupt?

For two days, the crowd sits in darkness in plush theater seats, watching the church stage. There are smoke machines and LED screens, harnessed …

Startups

Why Churches Love to be Centralized

Think about your church for a minute. How are decisions made? Not the little ones, like who’s going to watch the two-year-olds next weekend, but the …

What's Right About Megachurches

Tim League Refutes Netflix’s Reed Hastings On Movie Theater Innovation

The founder of the Alamo Drafthouse has some issues with Netflix's Hastings saying that the movie business hasn't innovated in the last 30 years.<p><i>The</i> …

Reed Hastings

Struggling Village Baptist asks members to OK takeover by large church

West Palm Beach