When we lift up the growing churches in our denomination, what are we actually celebrating?
For all the church people fretting about the Nones and the Dones, real transformation can come when churches focus on the Ones.
There’s one conversation with new visitors that I’ve made a habit of having in the None Zone that I never did in the Bible Belt.
Winter is coming, and indeed it is already here. Time for the church to change from growth to innovation.
The global body charged with discipleship resourcing in the United Methodist Church recently announced a yearly award for churches that increase their professing membership. Is that what we should be focusing on?
As the United States and Europe plan for fewer cars in their cities and increased renewable energy infrastructure, how can the church adapt?
Some reflection on the theory of shopping malls and how they relate to the future of “one stop shop for Jesus” megachurches.
Reflections on being in the most unchurched segment of the country and how Scripture guides us to see the None Zone as an opportunity, not a lost cause that we cast off into the sea.
Three celebrity pastors have been pushing back from (or in one case, being cast out of) the limelight. And they have led to some interesting transformations in their local contexts that inform non-celebrity churches too.
Does it take young people to reach young people? Does age matter when it comes to church plants?