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Closing the Back Door of Your Church

Congregations in the New Church, as with many denominations, are currently experiencing significant decline in worship attendance.  There are specific things a pastor and congregation can do to reverse that trend.  Closing the Back Door is a paper (click on the colored text to download) that I offered to the General Church Clergy in June, 2017 […]


Memorial Address Materials in PDF Format

Here is a PFD of Brian Keith’s collection of passages that are arranged topically for memorial services.  It is a wonderful resource for writing Eulogies etc. Memorial Address Material – reformatted

How to Start a Youth Program

Andrea describes the development of the youth program at the New Church of Boulder Valley.

Ivyland Jazz Vespers Explores New Worship Format

Music and the Word have always made a great combination.   Tom Rose and the Ivyland New Church have developed an alternative vesper service combining contemplative Jazz with readings from the Word.   This YouTube video gives you a sample: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NH9RWJRTj4 international