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Source: 3 Reasons Contemporary Worship IS Declining, and 5 Things We Can Do to Help the Church Move On Its interesting how the above 50 crowd still thinks “contemporary” worship is where it at to attract “young people.” Mainline congregations are aging and yet in their tradition, they have one of the things that Millennials […]






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I am seeing more congregations move to the singular worship style approach. Source: Six Reasons Some Churches Are Moving Back to One Worship Style Thom Rainer is another writer I enjoy. Theologically a little different as a Southern Baptist but he is a keen observer of church culture and trends. This move back to one […]






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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ – The Washington Post. Rachel Held Evans nails it again. Authenticity trumps cool for millennials.






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The Most Disturbing Trend Happening in Your Church in 2015 – Trending Christian Blog. Specifically, in the last 2 years, I have see one common thread become a common rope. Its presence is now ubiquitous; every church I talk with mentions this problem…. I have never seen a problem discussed this commonly amid a diversity […]






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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 2 | john pavlovitz. And here we go. We’re so weary of feeling like nothing more than a religious agenda; an argument to win, a point to make, a cause to defend, a soul to save. We want to be more than a notch on your Salvation […]






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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 1 | john pavlovitz. We’re the ones walking away. We want to matter to you. We want you to hear us before you debate us. Show us that your love and your God are real. Church, give us a reason to stay. Fascinating. I’m watching for part […]






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Nine Rapid Changes in Church Worship Services – ThomRainer.com. Very interesting study, although I would like to dig into the details more. If it is accurate, then it doesn’t bode well for midsize congregation like mine who now have to grow to 400+ weekly worshippers. If you are are worshipping under 100, you are dead […]






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Amazing. Got my act together to have all my Holy Week and Easter sermons done so I had time to do a podcast this morning. Its a reflection on the meaning of Easter that comes out of an email I received from a WJP listener about what Easter means. Considering Jesus is on the front […]






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Now don’t get me wrong. I love band led worship that can rock the house. I also have a very deep snarky streak that loves good satire. This clip is just brilliant and is in the style of DaVinci’s Notebook satire of boy bands, Title of the Song. Like anything, Emergent/Pomo/Alternative worship can become just […]






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17 Signs Of A Fast Growing Church | Brian Dodd On Leadership. Living in the Lutheran tribe, with a 500 year history and serving in a congregation that has been around for over 100 years, I’m not exactly living ministry in the fast growth track. When I read this article it got me thinking. There […]






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