Though this five-year span has not been easy in North America, with the downturn of the economy directly affecting our churches and their members, there were 42 CRC churches and over 30 RCA churches who showed significant growth.
I have conducted a number of job interviews in which I noticed that I could tell within ten minutes if the candidate has participated in FaithWalking. How? These candidates are well differentiated, they handle conflict in healthy ways, they listen carefully, and they know themselves well.
We may wish we could magically create a mission-shaped congregation with one event, one sermon, or one service-project. However, like our new year’s resolutions, becoming a mission-shaped congregation takes many small steps, all headed in the right direction.
One small word can change the entire paradigm of missions at your church. Don’t believe me? Read on!
A study shows that 57% of Americans said they would likely attend church at Christmas if someone invited them. But how do we reach the people who said they wouldn't?
Here are a few missional practices for churches as we plan to phase-in regathering for worship.