Shaping Welcoming Spaces

by Susan Eaton Mendenhall
"We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.” These words of Winston Churchill continue to teach by example as we enter public buildings, churches, and… read more

Wasted Space, Wasted Opportunity

by Dan R. Dick
A church that attracts a large number of people, offers a wide variety of programs, is financially sound, and provides engaging worship is generally considered to be a… read more

The Invitation: A Means of Grace for Hispanics

by Dottie Escobedo-Frank
So you want to reach out to your neighborhood, which includes some Hispanics. You've walked your community, visited the schools, and perused the malls and you notice the browning… read more

Planting a Church with Two Different Worship Styles

by Nancy Woods
It was little more than a postscript to a lecture, but it struck a chord. “Somebody,” he said, “ought to launch a church with two different services from the… read more

Accidental Tourist

by Rob Weber
“Tourists” from outside the church exist in the balconies of our sanctuaries and in the balconies of our daily lives, watching in various ways and for various… read more

A Sense of Place

by Thomas E. Frank
The mission challenge for our churches is to help us become inhabitants. Planted in a place, congregations can put down deep roots. On Thursday evening, June 21, 1781, Francis… read more
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