Stories of impact

Inspirational stories and news of God's work throughout the Converge movement

Church strengthening

Rethinking Church Size

I’ve been friends with Bruce for 35 years beginning when we were roommates in college. I was in his wedding, and he was in mine. We still get together with our wives on a regular basis.

May 16 2023

Understanding the Times

I was scrolling through my twitter feed, when I saw an article written by Ryan Burge. He first came on my radar a few years back when he spoke at a conference I was attending. He’s a university professor, pastor and author who does research and makes graphs on religion. Perhaps you’ve seen his book, The Nones: Who They are and Where They Are Going.

Apr 18 2023

Novelty vs Purpose

I recently finished a book that one of my son’s recommended to me. The book was Dedicated by Pete Davis. I think what really caught my attention was the subtitle: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing. One of the key ideas found in the book is that in today’s culture, we don’t commit to things because one of the defining characteristics of our age is the desire to keep our options open.

Mar 13 2023

Welcome to the Exciting World of Church Constitutions!

Over the years that I have been on staff at CNC, I have compiled a library of articles on my computer that deals with church governance. The titles of these articles range from the subtle to the blunt.

Feb 15 2023

He Gets Us: A Simple Evangelistic Tool for your Church

Have you seen those commercials on TV that tell some story about Jesus and end with the phrase, He Gets Us? Perhaps they’ve come across your social media feed. Or maybe you’ve seen them on a billboard or in a stadium? If you’re a fan of the Super Bowl commercials, you’ll see it definitely on February 12!

Jan 9 2023