Thursday July 18, 2013
“We try to be missional. We try to be externally focused,” the young pastor told me. “But nothing seems to work.” This church, in a metropolitan area, has invested in numerous efforts to reach into the community and address various needs.
Thursday July 11, 2013
Does your town need another new church? A lot of people think so.
It’s true that most people won’t attend any church in your town this week. But that’s not because there’s no room for them in your churches. On the contrary, open capacity has never been higher.
Wednesday June 26, 2013
Last Sunday we drove past numerous half-empty church parking lots. Finally we found our way to a thriving church that’s bucking the trend–and breaking the rules.
Wednesday June 12, 2013
Dwindling church attendance has another wrinkle. A growing number of people who do attend are spreading their attendance among multiple churches.
Wednesday June 5, 2013
In the face of agonizing tragedy the church stepped up. After monster tornadoes tore through Oklahoma, the people of the church demonstrated the simple and powerful love of Christ to those they never met. And may never see again.