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...

Our Work Together: Community, Mission, and Practice

  We believe churches have the capacity to thrive. The remarkable resiliency of churches creates opportunities for innovation and creativity while truthfully proclaiming the gospel. A focus on changing attendance patterns, leadership failures, cultural shifts,...