Category Archives: Revitalization

Can’t Attend Exponential East — August 25-28? There’s Good News! There is a Free Live Webcast.

Can’t make it to Exponential East 2016 on April 25-28, 2016? Or, are you coming but can’t bring your whole team (or spouse)? No worries. Exponential is offering the next best thing to joining 5,000 church planting leaders in Orlando, Florida. … Continue reading

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“It’s Not About the Band” — Part 2 by Rev. Scott Gress

Rev. Scott continues with Part 2 of “It’s NOT about the Band!”  Before you read, Part 2, you might want to read Part 1. It’s still not about the band! And if it’s not about the band, then it’s not about the … Continue reading

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More ‘Wood’ than People? — Part 4 by Rev. Scott Gress

“Go!” is posting Rev. Scott Gress’ blog series, “More ‘Wood’ than People?” Here is the fourth installment: You’ve started small.  The ladies society made cookies for the police department on valentines day and they are thinking of doing the same thing for … Continue reading

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Church is More than a Building

Church is More Than a Building | Jeff Vanderstelt from Saturate on Vimeo. Want real-time training on what it looks like to be the church and make disciples in the every day stuff of life? Verge Regionals is partnering with … Continue reading

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More “Wood” Than People? (Part 3) — Rev. Scott Gress

Many followers of Jesus, and the congregations where they are members, are becoming less engaged in Jesus’ mission of seeking lost people and making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Rev. Scott Gress addresses how Jesus’ followers (and Christian congregations) can reverse this trend and become an evangelizing people.   … Continue reading

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Learning from St. Patrick

Rev. Dr. Peter Meier, the Executive Director of Center for US Missions, discusses the impact St. Patrick has, and still has, on mission methodologies in the most recent edition of “Mission Moments.” Meier writes, How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Go! Go! Go! — Scott Gress

Rev. Scott Gress writes, We’ve heard the “Great Commission” enough times already. We know it. We get it. But we don’t do it. Why? Perhaps because the first thing we think of when we hear the words, “Go and make disciples…” … Continue reading

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Is there a Correlation Between the Sermons Lutheran Pastors Preach and Declining Participation in Our Congregations? Dr. Dale Meyer Thinks So!

Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and former The Lutheran Hour speaker draws a correlation between the sermons Lutheran (i.e. LCMS) pastors preach and the declining participation in our congregations. Meyer writes, Listening to sermons on and … Continue reading

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God’s Word is the Key to Mission Revitalization

St. Paul writes, “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able … Continue reading

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Sacramental Entrepreneurs: Go and Gather

Rev. Bill Woolsey, Senior Pastor of CrossPoint Community Church and founder of the FiveTwo Network, encourages “sacramental entrepreneurs” (Jesus followers) to go and gather.  Jesus’s followers ask: “Where am I going today?” and “Who am I gathering today?”  God’s people recognize the presence … Continue reading

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