The code of church culture can be hard to break. How can we better communicate the good news to our local communities?
Larry Doornbos Director, Vibrant Congregations
Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
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Join this week's "Church Now" conversation with Mike Goheen on Newbigin's Missionary Ecclesiology.
The truth is, our faith can be unappealing and strange.
When was the last time your congregation went on sabbatical?
A recent Bible Translation invites everyone to read the New Testament with First Nation eyes.
How does a church grow younger? It starts with knowing how old you are.
Join this conversation on the lies you've been taught and how to recover what God intended.
The idea is simple: U.S. history is more complex than many of us thought or were taught. Here are four books that speak to this complexity.
Don't miss this upcoming conversation (Sept. 16 at 11 am ET) with Susan Beaumont. The first 25 pastors to register receive a free copy of her book!
We worshipped "at" Pillar Church in Holland. Our family was battling a bit of illness so we joined onlineposted on: Where Did You Worship This Past Sunday?
Want to check out more wisdom from Reggie Smith, the rest of his devotionals can be viewed at Vibrant Congregations Devotional pageposted on: Leaders Finish Well
Thanks for this thoughtful and thought provoking postposted on: The Already, but Not Yet of Unity
The congregation I served most recently had Two morning services. Our policy was $300 for the morning if the pastor chose his/her own text. If we requested a text to be part of a series we paid $...posted on: Compensation for Pulpit Supply?
Thanks for a great list of books! Looking forward to exploring them, beginning with Urban Apologetics.
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