Church Growth & Vitality

  1. Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

    Blog Teaching to Reality Not Our Assumptions

    Just back from doing a weekend training event with lay people, certified lay ministry candidates, local pastors, and pastors serving United Methodist churches who are not United…

  2. Survey Finds Growth, Vitality in Multisite Church Model

    Articles Survey Finds Growth, Vitality in Multisite Church Model

    (RNS) The vast majority of multisite churches are growing, according to a new study, and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an…

  3. Introducing Change

    Blog Introducing Change

    When should change be initiated in a local church? Perhaps you have heard the adage you should wait at least a year until you get to know the people. I find, especially as an…

  4. Fast Cash and First Time Guests

    Blog Fast Cash and First Time Guests

    A couple of Saturdays ago, my wife took me to the Ole Miss vs. Missouri basketball game for my birthday. During the half-time show, they gave a randomly selected member of the…

  5. Stuck: Now What?

    Articles Stuck: Now What?

    • By Bob Farr
    • Posted on February 17th, 2014

    As a church and as a group of people, United Methodists were forged through the American experience and experiment. Given the present social problems and cultural shifts facing…

  6. Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    Articles Review: Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

    A reviewer’s confessional: I grew up on a rural southeast Kansas farm. We felt lucky to break even some years. I know firsthand the context of rural poverty, with a lack of…

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