In Asheville, one church was dying while another was being born.
Church in the Making
New churches and the people supporting them need to understand the commitment they're making.
It's a church—and a yoga studio, psychotherapist's office, and Reiki healing space.
People achieve different milestones, in different orders. Can churches celebrate this?
There's a budget shortfall. What's the congregation going to do?
What happens when a congregation's ministry is something we can't see without a rearview mirror?
Perhaps when we plant congregations, we should plan on starting two: one that lasts and one that doesn't.
Two churches in my town offer a contrast in style, substance, and mission. We both love Jesus and long to love our neighbors.
Congregations often cater to those who show up and pay the bills. But as Jesus said, we need new wineskins to hold new wine.
New church communities have sprung up across the nation. They differ in many ways, but most have one thing in common: their small size.