NextSteps is designed for any church leader who embraces the missional lifestyle, and aligns the ideas and tools around building healthy church systems that allows the church to actualize its values and achieve its mission. The NextSteps Series interprets the research from the Natural Church Development Paradigm by Christian Schwarz in a...
Submitted by Nate Baggett on Thursday, Feb 7 @ 8:33am
By Gary Rohrmayer
This series of posts is dedicated to giving you ideas to help you, your team and your church in developing a plan for increasing your spiritual conversations this year.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 8 @ 3:29pm
By Tim Beavis
“It’s great that you are talking about developing leaders, and we definitely need to do it in our church, but where do I find them?” I get asked that question every time I teach about building leaders. It’s a good question but to answer it requires that we take a step back and consider our theology. Do you believe that God has already given to your church every resource that you need to do what he is...
Today, planting churches is in play. Leading Church Multiplication is a dynamic resource that will inform and inspire leaders who recruit, train, and coach others to plant churches. Nebel and Pike reveal valuable lessons they have learned as they led fruitful church planting movements within their...
Submitted by Nate Baggett on Wednesday, Jul 17 @ 9:22am
Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 8 @ 3:34pm
By Dick Loizeaux
When it comes to leadership development I confess there were times when I became so concerned with methodology, technique and curriculum, the latest seminar or latest book, that I neglected the most important part of leadership development. Not instruction
We learned it as children: “Monkey see, monkey do.”
We learned it from our parents: “You...
Submitted by katie.nelson on Thursday, Jun 5 @ 9:27am
"God never estimates what we give from impulse. We are given credit for what we determine in our hearts to give; for the giving that is governed by a fixed determination." -Oswald Chambers
Helping our people experience the timeless truth of moving from impulse and haphazard giving to systematically and joyfully giving is a continuous process.
We see this in Paul's writings,
"Each one must give as he has decided...
Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, Aug 18 @ 1:16pm
By Allison Hurtado
The town of New Buffalo, Michigan, grows from 2000 people year-round to 11,000 during the summer months. For the past 27 years pastor Jeff Dryden has led Sawyer Highlands Church, in another small town just 10 miles away. He saw an opportunity to start an outdoor service in New Buffalo during the summer to reach vacationers from nearby Chicago and Indianapolis. The unique dynamics of the town and...
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Our mission is a relational mission. Doing mission with others involves trust. Building and...