Dear Pastors, Tell Us the Truth

by Rachel Held Evans
This post was inspired by a few things:   First, the brilliantly titled Epic Fail Pastors Conference, born from the question “What if we offered a space that is… read more

Review: Web-Empowered Ministry

by Patricia Farris
If you’re thinking about building a church website or some form of internet ministry, or if you’re convinced that such a ministry is not anything you could take on… read more

Praying Our Stats

by Peter Surran
Last month my senior pastor, Alex Joyner, whose title reflects his position in the church, not his age, wrote about a litany I had crafted for our Council on Ministries worship… read more

How Worship Brought Our Church Back from the Dead

by Martin Thielen
Ten years ago the previous pastor of my church told the congregation, “Our church is dying.” And he was right. For four decades the church suffered slow but steady… read more

Beyond Cruise-Ship Evangelism

by Mike Slaughter
Strategic planning and programming during the height of the 1980s and ‘90s church growth era were driven by an “attractional” model of evangelism. The mantra was … read more

Young Adult Clergy: Called Beyond the Church

by Eric Van Meter
Not long ago, some friends and I watched as our denomination laid the mantle of ordination on thirty-three would-be pastors. We arrived at the service half an hour early, yet… read more
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