Here Is the Church…

Here Is the Church…

The greatest resource your church has is not your staff or building. It’s your people. Remember the old hand gesture rhyme we all learned as kids? “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors, and where are all the people?” Since the church was never a building, let’s focus on people. The church’s future depends on discipling and multiplying future generations. In the 1980s, there was an expectation for the people to

Will Churches Become Decentralized?

Will Churches Become Decentralized?

Will Churches Get Bigger or Smaller? Bigger churches will follow the megachurch model and find ways to succeed by big-church standards. Large churches with large budgets will continue to connect their people to their programming and systems. Megachurches, at some level, will continue to reach people. Their formula keeps working or can be adapted to work. So, mega- and giga-churches such as Life.Church and Saddleback are not going anywhere. Not everyone will be reached by

Taking Time for Grief

Taking Time for Grief

Our society expects everything to be fast and timely. We want a clear return on the investment of our energy, and nothing should be idle. Most people value their time and time management. They want good experiences and to feel like their time has been well spent. In all truthfulness, is the fast-paced approach always wrong? Isn’t there a time and place for efficiency? Yes; however, there is absolutely nothing efficient about grief. Our society

LNP2 | NEXT in the Metaverse Church

LNP2 | NEXT in the Metaverse Church

Leadership Network Podcast | Episode 2 Guest: Jason Poling - Lead Pastor, Cornerstone Church Host: Jeff Reed - Metaverse Church NEXT Director Jason Poling was probably the first pastor in America to pastor a physical church as well as a church in the metaverse. As Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Yuba City, Jason felt the tensions that small churches face. Through the leading of some of his elders and key volunteers, tried virtual reality,

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