General Assembly has a new grant that is available in 2015 and 2016 titled DREAM Grant (Developmental, Risky, Experimental, Adaptive Mission). One-time grants of up to $10,000 are available. Applicants can be churches or mid-councils. The grant is meant to encourage risk-takers who are not afraid to fail in church cultures. Click to read an article about eight previous winners and apply!Read more
I’m new in this position of being the Pastor to Pastors. There are many things I don’t know yet about who we are. One of the things I will be seeking to learn is how we can together, begin building a greater sense of identity and community among ourselves as Pastors and leaders. Relationships are critical in the practice of ministry.Read more
Just because a church is small doesn’t mean it is stuck. But the truth is, many small churches are stuck. If small churches want to keep being vital elements in Jesus' Great Commission strategy, we need to be able to tell the difference between a strategic small church and one that’s just stuck.
5 types of strategically small churches, and 4 types of stuck churches. Which one are you?Read more
All of the people who have previewed this study are very enthusiastic!Read more
Harry Hoyt, Rebecca Blair, Mary Pugh, Tom Oak, and Larry Petrick are learning a great deal about church crisis intervention at a week-long training at Lombard Mennonite Retreat Center. They will serve as resources to the Presbytery upon their return. Please hold them up in your prayers!Read more