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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 […]


Short video on Baptism

Here is a 5 minute video where I attempt to clarify in simple terms why Baptism is both relevant and important.   I hope you enjoy it.  Feel free to comment with any thoughts!

Update on the International Church – Evangelization Committee Report


I Internet: 208 of 197 countries have visited newchurch.org in the last 12 months. The Top Ten: 1: The United States 2: Canada 3: India 4: The Philippines 5: The U.K. 6: Republic of South Africa 7: China 8: Australia 9: South Korea 10: Pakistan II Goals of International Outreach A: Serving spiritual needs B: […]


Church of Truth Radio Broadcast

Baptism is deeper than Water – by Jonathan Rose and David Lindrooth terms

Reflections on my visits to Sydney and Perth

The New Church in Australia. There is a warm spot in my heart for the church in Australia- though my experience with it does not extend much beyond Sydney and Perth.  While some of that feeling may be attributed to the climate (hard to beat), there is spirit, determination and resiliency among the people there […]


David is on His way to India

Göran Appelgren and I are meeting in India to teach at the 3rd Annual International New Church Conference arranged by Peter Devassay. We expect over 200 people to be present for three days of worship and instruction on the basic teachings of the New Church.

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/ […]

Light for Light Podcast link

Here is where you can listen to Pastor Ethan McCardell and the Light for Life worship services. Light for Life Podcast Link information


The Lord’s Forgiveness

The Lord’s Forgiveness A few amazing teachings on how the Lord forgives: “The Lord is never angry, never takes revenge, hates, condemns, punishes, throws anyone into hell, or tempts him.  Thus the Lord never does evil to anyone!” (True Christian Religion 650) “There is in fact a sphere continually radiated from the Lord which raises […]