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Churches Need Partners

In a recent e-newsletter from Alban at Duke Divinity, editor Prince Rivers writes this: "During the heyday of American Christendom, you might have been able to make the case that congregations did a decent job of carrying out their mission without much assistance...

Loving through failure

Churches go through life cycles. They grow; they decline. They are started, and they close. Sometimes, following the life of the church is similar to following your favorite sports team where we are asked to support it even when it disappoints us. In this article...

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8 Strategies for Reaching and Developing Gen Z

8 Strategies for Reaching and Developing Gen Z

If your church is lucky enough to have Gen Z (folks roughly between the ages 10 - 27 in 2024), you or people in your church might not see them as leaders just yet. But the only way to make leaders is to invest time and trust into their development. In this article...

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Is Voting the Best Way to Make Collective Decisions?

Is Voting the Best Way to Make Collective Decisions?

How does your church make decisions? Does everyone have a vote? Is there a model of finding consensus? Is there a church-wide conversation or one among a leadership team or among pastors alone? There are many different ways churches arrive at decisions, and each has...

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