Learning as We Go with Dr. Bill Owen

Learning as We Go with Dr. Bill Owen

What have we learned these last two years? What are you learning? I remain hope-filled for us participating in Project Thrive. I am hopeful we will courageously follow new paths, innovate, and even change our minds as necessary about how we have always done things. We...
Change with Rev. Nick Baird-Chrisohon

Change with Rev. Nick Baird-Chrisohon

Transcript and Footnotes: “We want you to reach out to young people.”“How do you plan to do that?” “We hired you.” I have had this conversation multiple times and expect at least a few more in my career. As a clergyperson under the age of 50, that is the primary...
Attendance Trends with Dr. Jon Roebuck

Attendance Trends with Dr. Jon Roebuck

Transcript: Hello, this is Jon with Project Thrive with Belmont University. I want to talk with you today about attendance. One of the questions that is often asked is, “Why is attendance down?” There are a number of reasons for that. The first reason has to do with...
Some Good News

Some Good News

Need some good news?  I needed some good news. Working with congregations and clergy these days is often an exercise in encouraging the discouraged. The data, surveys, media and real-life experiences combine to paint a bleak picture for the vast majority of...
Thriving Traits: Missional Focus

Thriving Traits: Missional Focus

Below is summary of a webinar presented by The Church Network discussing the Project Thrive 7 Thriving Traits found in a congregational study conducted by Belmont in 2019. The webinar is part of a series that focuses on how congregations practice the thriving traits....
Thriving Traits: Missional Fervor

Thriving Traits: Missional Fervor

Below is summary of a webinar presented by The Church Network discussing the Project Thrive 7 Thriving Traits found in a congregational study conducted by Belmont in 2019. The webinar is part of a series that focuses on how congregations practice the thriving traits....
Community Engagement with Rev. Chris Holland

Thriving Traits: Non-Traditional Leadership

Below is summary of a webinar presented by The Church Network discussing the Project Thrive 7 Thriving Traits found in a congregational study conducted by Belmont in 2019. The webinar is part of a series that focuses on how congregations practice the thriving traits....