Category Archives: Revitalization

Two Approaches to Church Revitalization — Scott Gress

A pretty common challenge among churches has to do with the number of people in the pews on Sunday morning. In the words of a sainted mentor of mine from years ago, “there is more wood than people” meaning there … Continue reading

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Leading Healthy Change — Scott Gress

If you don’t want things to change then all you need is management. If you want things to change though, you need leadership. Yet do you want the kind of leadership where things blow up? Certainly not. We want healthy … Continue reading

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You Lost Me. Why Young Christians are Leaving Church … And Rethinking Faith – David Kinnaman

Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of “unChristian” trains his researcher’s eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman’s first book unChristian showed the world … Continue reading

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Michael Frost — Adopting a Posture of Listening to Your Neighbourhood

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Verge Network Provides Free Resources to Assist You in Discipling Jesus’ Followers

Michael Stewart (“Stew”), the Founding Director of Verge Network & Conferences, writes, God’s hope for the world is the local church. The local church is His Plan A, and there is no Plan B. God’s agents of implementation are the people … Continue reading

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Shaping Culture: What Rocks Go in Next? — Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, What Rocks Come Next (After getting the Gospel right)? After getting the “Big Rocks” of the gospel into the jar (in the illustration of trying to get rocks, stones, pebbles, sand and water into the jar) … Continue reading

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We the Church: The Priesthood of All Believers — A Video Study Resource for Congregational Study

The formation and growth of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the United States is examined in this video resource. It features expert commentary, instructive graphics, and details the Christ-centered mission-and potential-of the LCMS. From immigrant communities of German Christians to … Continue reading

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Engaging Latinos Among Us — A Free Lutheran Hour Ministries Webinar — July 23, 2016

Lutheran Hour Ministries will host a free one hour interactive webinar on Saturday, July 23rd at 10am (Central Time): Engaging Latinos Among Us. Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the United States. From Wisconsin to California they are at … Continue reading

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Outreach in Rural and Small Towns — A Free Webinar on Saturday, June 4

Lutheran Hour Ministries invites you to join them on Saturday, June 4th at 10 AM CST for a one-hour, interactive, live webinar: Outreach in Rural Areas and Small Towns.  Effectively meeting the needs and speaking to the culture of American rural … Continue reading

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“It’s Not About the Band!” — Part 3 by Rev. Scott Gress

“Go!” is highlighting, Rev. Scott Gress’ articles entitled, “It’s NOT about the Band!” Here’s the beginning of Part 3. So if you’ve been following this blog for the last couple weeks you know the answer: “It’s still not about the band!” … Continue reading

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