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.
Larry Doornbos Director, Vibrant Congregations
Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
A collaborative work of the CRCNA and RCA
Theater, studying the text, reading, hanging out with my family, Canada, beauty and arts
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!
For the apostle Paul, faith over fear doesn’t mean being delivered from hardship; it means stepping into whatever is before him so that he can spread the good news.
These people should not be eating together. Neither should we.
Wherever you are in your church's life, Vibrant Congregations can assist you in discerning your path in ministry and mission.
A conversation about wise ways to make disciples with some of the leadership team of City Church in Compton, California.
Our churches have treasured traditions. How do we take those traditions into the 21st century?
Easter is the good news of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of the resurrection to eternal life for all who believe in him. But hidden from view is a greater and more stunning reality.
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
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...