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

Dispelling the 80 Percent Myth of Declining Churches

Buckle your seat belts.<p>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 …

Leadership

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. …

Faith

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 …

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.

How Campus Pastors Can Grow a Culture of Generosity

<i>By Chris Willard with Warren Bird</i><i>Growing your church and your people in generosity is important to you—and us. That’s why Leadership Network has</i> …

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 …

Multicultural churches are addressing racial divides in Trump’s America

“Racism is ultimately a spiritual problem. You can’t educate that out of people. You can’t legislate that out of people.”<p>As widespread reports of …

Eight Major Changes in Churches the Past Ten Years

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

Sharing Dinner and Jesus with Strippers

Reaching sex workers is a hard, slow task. But one ministry has seen hundreds come to Christ and 600 leave the industry, all in the past 8 years.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Atheism

Lexington Herald Leader

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, …

How one struggling East Nashville church found new life

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

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> …

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 …

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 …

What Would Jesus Disrupt? - Bloomberg

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

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 …

Leadership

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> …

Struggling Village Baptist Church ponders takeover by Family Chur

The secret cultural imperatives of the “Most Admired Organizations in the “World” (#2 of a 2-part series)

<i>“What is the common secret to their success? The answer is their organizational culture. Their unique cultural imperatives provide a clear “roadmap”</i> …

10 Things I Did Not Do that Improved My Congregation’s Singing

My congregation sings better than they did a year ago. I’ve been their worship leader for just over a year, and I’ve seen progress in their …