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Closing the Back Door of Your Church

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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 […]

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Simple Strategic Planning for Small Congregations

Simple Strategic Planning Here is a slide deck outlining simple steps for how to come up with a strategic plan for a small congregation.   I am using the method I learned while studying not-for-profit organizations at Columbia University’s School of Business.  I wanted to boil the process down to simplest terms to try to keep […]

Outreach Staff speak to why Small Groups Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCgtvrou4N8   This video highlights some reflections my staff had at a recent meeting on how small groups have helped them in their spiritual lives.

Use Google+ to increase your reach at meetings!

Google+ is a great tool to increase the number of people involved at your events. Here’s an example.

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Vance Genzlinger’s “Outreach Training Course”

Dear Friends: I am happy to send you the enclosed “Outreach Training Program” designed by Vance Genzlinger, a longtime member of the Oar Arbor Society.  Vance built this program based on his career in the sales industry and his intense desire to help the people in the church learn how to share the NewChurch with others. He […]

Select Links to Christian Church Growth Websites

Here are a number of websites that contain useful and mostly free information on church planting and growth.  They make good reading for anyone who is considering participating in a church plant.  Please use the comment tab to add any links to sites you have found valuable. Links to Evangelization Sites: http://www.leadnet.org/default.asp http://www.edstetzer.com http://www.stephengrayonline.com/default.asp http://www.barna.org/ […]

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Financial Impact of New Planting Model on Denomination

Here are 2 spreadsheets taking the data from the Austin Plant model and asking the question of what is the overall financial impact on the funding denomination if we were to roll out a new church plant every other year.  The two spread sheets are very similar in conclusion, however, I favor the model assuming […]

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How to Start a Youth Program

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

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Ivyland Jazz Vespers Explores New Worship Format

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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

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