Why Should They Come?

by Karen Greenwaldt
Recently I asked a young woman why she did not attend church. Her answer startled me: “It’s like going to someone else’s family reunion. Why would I go?” I … read more

Incentives to Decline: Why Some Churches Really Don't Want to Grow

by John Flowers, Karen Vannoy
Your congregation has been in significant decline for years. Members acknowledge that something must be done to reverse the decline. Plans are discussed and official votes are… read more

The Pentecost Paradigm: Creating a New, Multicultural Border Space

by Jacqueline J. Lewis
The story of Pentecost is not only a story about Spirit but a story about borders. The people are gathered there from all over the known world; they crossed borders to come to… read more

Reaching Out Like a New Church, Whatever Your Age!

by Jacob Armstrong
As I made the drive from my house to a local city park on the Saturday before Easter, I noticed church after church hosting their annual Easter egg hunts. The parking lots were… read more

Lord, Send Us the People Nobody Else Wants or Sees!: Developing a Heart for the Poor and Broken

by Jorge Acevedo
When I was in my last year at Asbury Theological Seminary, I needed one more class to graduate. I was serving as a children's and youth pastor at a local United Methodist church… read more

Don't Mail To The Masses: Generational Differences in Giving

by J. Clif Christopher
The other day I got two letters in my mailbox, both of them soliciting funds. One of them came from my college and the other one came from my church. I opened and read them both… read more
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