Churches and the Crisis of Decline

A Book Review By Anthony Mullins, Church Planter, Durham, NC A Church Like Ours I read this book based on the recommendation of a trusted friend while also being compelled to read because of the intriguing title, Churches and the Crisis of Decline. According to a National Congregational Study survey taken in 2020, there are … Continue reading "Churches and the Crisis of Decline" Read the article

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Killing Time in Ordinary Time

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 By Elizabeth Mullins, Publications Coordinator At my local pharmacy, I am scrolling through my phone while I wait for my prescription. I see my neighbor, Clyde, seated in the waiting area. We catch up; he tells … Continue reading "Killing Time in Ordinary Time" Read the article

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The Tale of Two Fig Trees

Jesus uses fig trees to show how change is needed. Glen A Weber – Regional Support Team, Central Region As part of the Easter Season, it’s good to reflect on some of the lessons Jesus shared as he spent time with his disciples. We often read passages that are so familiar we can pass right … Continue reading "The Tale of Two Fig Trees" Read the article

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Art of Mentoring

“The Art of Mentoring” series dives into the deep impact of mentoring as a powerful connection that can bring about significant changes. In this special bond, people gain valuable things like time, wisdom, experiences, and insights in a way that’s right for them. Just like other relationships we build, mentoring comes in many forms, each … Continue reading "Art of Mentoring" Read the article

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Church Hack: Love Avenue Practices

The ministry of the Love Avenue is to WITNESS—to witness is a relational, incarnational, active, missional proclamation and demonstration of the good news of Jesus. Getting to know our neighbors—mapping our neighborhood—is a critical function of the Love Avenue. Afterall, how can we love those we do not know or be neighbors to those we … Continue reading "Church Hack: Love Avenue Practices" Read the article

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Easter Guest Follow-Up

All three Avenues can and should be involved in following up with Easter guests. By Jep Parcasio, Pastor, Philippines Easter Sunday is one of the most observed celebrations in the worship calendar aside from Christmas. Thus, it is important for local churches to be intentional in how we follow up with guests, especially in coordination with … Continue reading "Easter Guest Follow-Up" Read the article

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Take Off Your Grave Clothes

Easter Season is an invitation to reflect about how Jesus resurrects us to new life, lifts us to stand with him, and fills us with the Holy Spirit. By Afrika Afeni Mills, Faith Avenue Champion, GC Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC In this season, we focus on the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, and the manifestation … Continue reading "Take Off Your Grave Clothes" Read the article

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Discernment and Strategy

Jesus teaches us that both are necessary for healthy church. By Heber Ticas, Regional Director Some see discernment and strategy as two separate means to determining a course of action and almost treat discernment and strategy as enemies. Sometimes we move forward on discernment; sometimes we follow a specific strategy. But what if the Holy … Continue reading "Discernment and Strategy" Read the article

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2024 Easter Graphic Package

To extend our support as our congregations prepare for Easter, we’ve put together a special Easter package just for you and your congregation. Inside, you’ll find assets and PowerPoint slides designed with themed images and inspiring quotes. Our hope is that these resources will add a touch of joy and meaning to your Easter preparations. … Continue reading "2024 Easter Graphic Package" Read the article

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Church Hack: Worship Calendar Practices

In the rhythm of our global GCI congregations, we find unity through our shared engagement with the worship calendar. This month’s Church Hack extends a helping hand, to assist both congregations and individuals in comprehending and actively participating in the rhythm of the liturgical calendar. To learn more about cultivating holistic discipleship and spiritual growth … Continue reading "Church Hack: Worship Calendar Practices" Read the article

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