Review: Preaching for Church Transformation

by Patricia Farris
Pastor, church consultant, coach, and author Bill Easum’s latest book, Preaching for Church Transformation (Abingdon, 2010), will be most useful for pastors in new church… read more

The Legacy Conversation: Helping a Congregation Die with Dignity

by Gil Rendle
The numbers are simply against a good portion of our small North American congregations. North American Protestantism has always been a small-church experience. While most of the… read more

Statistics in Worship?

by Alex Joyner
Enough statistics ABOUT worship; how about statistics IN worship? Sound crazy? Maybe. But maybe not. At a recent chaotic and unfocused council meeting, my associate pastor Peter… read more

First Sundays: The Life of PKs

by Jennifer Rodriguez
By 9 a.m., we are in the car and headed toward our new church. Last week, we toured the facility but this time the eyes of the congregation will focus on us, watching our every… read more

Find Your Niche

by Martin Thielen
Before becoming a minister, I sold insurance for a major life insurance company. My first week on the job, my supervisor told me, “If you want to succeed in this business… read more

The Answer to Bad Religion is Not No Religion but Good Religion

by Martin Thielen
Way back in 1859, Charles Darwin startled the world by publishing his famous (many would say infamous) book, On the Origin of Species, which laid out his theory of evolution. You… read more
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