Wherever you are in your church's life, Vibrant Congregations can assist you in discerning your path in ministry and mission.
Larry Doornbos Director, Vibrant Congregations
Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
A collaborative work of the CRCNA and RCA
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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.
Congregations long for February 2020, but a recent Gallup poll (U.S.) shows 2020 as the end of a significant 20-year decline in church membership. To go back is to go the way of decrease.
In this post, we go deeper into helping congregations create a "Life Together" picture.
What does life together look like in your congregation? Can members describe it? Creating a "Life Together" picture is one way to help them know.
Here are three podcasts that strengthen our ministry and carry the extraordinary diversity of God’s masterpiece.
How do we maintain enthusiasm for God's mission? Here are four Biblical truths to keep our love for God's mission alive in our congregations.
Taking fresh steps in ministry and mission can be hard. We have to be rooted in being wanted, loved and adopted by God.
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...