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Why Rural Churches Need Fresh Expressions with Tyler Kleeberger
Jeanette Staats | 8 Feb 2023
Rural Churches in North America are facing an overwhelming variety of difficulties. How might a fresh expressions help? In this episode, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how the fresh...
Five Things You Already Do That Could Become a Fresh Expression of Church
Kris Beckert | 6 Feb 2023
Discover how to use common church activities as a starting point for fresh expressions of church. Learn about five possibilities, from church league softball to Christmas pageants, and how they can help you connect with non-believers and build relationships. Start reaching out to your community today!
An Anglican and Pentecostal on How to Pray with Verlon Fosner & Jon Davis
Jeanette Staats | 25 Jan 2023
Why is it that some pray to great effect, while others see little, and still others struggle to pray at all? Verlon Fosner and Jon Davis come from vastly different Christian traditions,...
“Why,” “Cravings” and Other Essential Starting Points for Ministry Leaders with No Leadership Team
Jon Davis | 22 Jan 2023
We know for any organization to survive and prosper you need to have a team of people working together. Maybe you don’t currently have a team but you know you...
Five Lessons Learned From a Church Embedded in The Walt Disney Company
Steven Barr | 17 Jan 2023
Could you imagine a church family of more than 1,600 people actively growing as disciples, spread across six continents, in multiple cultural settings and languages, without a building or a single paid staff?
Liturgical Mission with Winfield Bevins
Jeanette Staats | 11 Jan 2023
Modern missional movements have often viewed the historic Christian traditions with suspicion. The old traditions may be beautiful, the thinking goes, but they’re too insular, focused primarily on worship and...
Blinded By the Light? It’s a good thing.
Kris Beckert | 18 Dec 2022
Several years ago, the church I served held a summer outdoor movie series for the community. There were some nights we had to wait until almost 9pm to start the...
Love Languages and Church Remissioning with Michael Beck
Jeanette Staats | 14 Dec 2022
What if the key to congregational renewal is knowing their “love language?” Michael Beck, in his efforts to help three different congregations experience renewal, learned that different churches are different. In...
When Discipleship Is More Than A Class
Matt Lake | 12 Dec 2022
Life is filled with significant lessons. When you think back over your life, what would you say are some of the biggest lessons you have learned? Even more importantly, how...
Advent: Sometimes it’s a both/and
Kris Beckert | 11 Dec 2022
One of my favorite trails in the park near my house growing up was a connector trail from the main parking area that crossed a dam and led to a...
Kris Beckert | 9 Dec 2022
Below is an example of how you can encourage your congregation to use the unique opportunities of the season to build relationships outside of your church community. What do you...
What if the best is yet to come?
Kris Beckert | 4 Dec 2022
Perhaps as you’ve begun participating in church-sponsored Christmas events, lighting the Advent wreath, baking cookies, and setting up the manger scene, it hit you. You’re old. Or at least older...
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