Taking fresh steps in ministry and mission can be hard. We have to be rooted in being wanted, loved and adopted by God.
Larry Doornbos Director, Vibrant Congregations
Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
A collaborative work of the CRCNA and RCA
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This conversation will be helpful to pastors and leaders who want to engage a world that doesn't want to engage the church.
Here are four ways to engage the 15% change that every congregation will go through following COVID-19.
To take their congregation on a journey of fresh steps in ministry and mission, pastors need to practice 4 x 4 leadership essentials. The first 4 x4 leadership essential is hope.
Isaiah tells us that in Jesus the glory of God will be revealed. But something seems wrong with the glory God reveals.
The U.S. election is bringing deep anxiety, incivility, and fear to U.S. congregations. How do leaders navigate this moment?
How do we see God in light of the crises that surround us? Do you look back to find him or look somewhere else?
Is Facebook evil? How about Tik Tok? Take time and learn from two resources and decide on your own.
This prayer can help us keep our focus on our neighbor.
Barna along with Stadia Church Planting has produced a study and suggestions on how to help churches become Phygital (Physical + Digital). The idea is that it is not simply about putting worship...
Governance models differ to a certain extent around the size of congregations. In his book "One Size Doesn't Fit All" Gary Macintosh points out that different size congregations need to think...
Thanks for the ideas and for joing the conversation!posted on: Of Donkeys, Elephants, and Other Animals
I wonder if it is largely majority culture churches in the U.S. that decline when Social Justice enters the picture. It seems that social justice doesn't go well with the more...
Chris, Thanks for these thoughts. One of the struggle we have is loving the Sabbath, for many it was a burden when growing up and now it is often an afterthought. Your words reminded me of some...
Thanks Resonate and PCR for this new resource, an important one in all times, but especially in this ministry moment
Syd, thanks for this thoughtful blog post. I believe, along with you, that we are stepping into a new space of being creator churches. One of the critical pieces of this is, as you say, being...
Thanks for joining the conversation. I agree that relevance is not central to the life of the church. Rather it is being faithful to God's call.
The church is not just...