If we want to make disciples of Jesus Christ, it’s essential that we understand the relationship between a teacher and a disciple. What better way is there to accomplish this than to model our disciple-making process after the original disciple maker, Jesus?
I didn’t know it at the time, but for about five years I was blessed to be part of a singular experience designing worship. We didn’t think what we were doing at our church was special; we were just having fun and making stuff. But the impact was far reaching. Here are five sustainable ideas from that experience that are more relevant today than ever.
My favorite image of the Body of Christ is a symphony orchestra. In Christ’s Body, each of us has a part to play, and our conductor is God’s Holy Spirit. The trick is to find your part. When you choose the right instrument, develop your skills, and contribute your talents to the common score, and everyone else does the same, the result is pure beauty. A finely-tuned symphony is like a healthy church. Here are five ways creativity, and the art of playing a part, are key.
The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 6 highlights ministry.
The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 4 highlights theology and mission.
The latest survey results of the long-running Hartford Institute church growth study. Part 3 highlights leadership.
United Methodist congregations that account for more than 5% of their annual conference’s total number of average worshippers.