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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear vision and mission statements. Some of us have experienced positive energy working with a team that articulates congregational hopes and...

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“The future is already here, it is just on the margins.” 
-Dave Gibbons, author and pastor of Newsong Church, Santa Ana, California


On February 11, 1805, a...

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The priest stands in the sanctuary. He is near the front pew, facing the back of the sanctuary looking at a tall stained glass window. The image is abstract – it is bright, blue, red and orange....

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“We should start a new church.” This may be the idea of one person. It may be the call of a small group of energized individuals. Or, it may be the conclusion of a study by a large congregation...

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Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

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If you or your congregational members or leaders are wondering what being a “missional church” means, this introductory article by Presbyterian denominational leader and former pastor Bill Reinhold...

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How can a congregation move from surviving to thriving? By shifting the focus outwardly with a concern for the community’s well-being, churches of all sizes are discovering new vitality. Becoming...

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Former pastor and professor turned denominational leader for the missional church movement, Ronald Carlson, succinctly identifies the foundation of the missional church in this helpful article. The...

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Church planters and leaders will find both information and inspiration in this guide, brought together by an experienced pastor-teacher team. While a conventional church start is often based on an...

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Dennis Bickers’ experience as a denominational leader and pastor inform his argument that small church leaders must help their churches move from an internal to an external focus, from a...

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The Shapeline Missional Series seeks to invite readers to seize the possibilities of embracing a comprehensive missional church perspective: church planting, urban mission, evangelism and social...

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Those searching for spiritual significance outside of the conventional congregation model may find what they are looking for in missional communities. This alternative form promotes sharing faith...

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Dwight Zscheile, Luther Seminary Associate Professor of Congregational Mission and Leadership, edited this fourth installment in the Missional Church series that is based on the content of the...

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