Does a Happy Meal or a locally flavored burger better satisfy people’s hunger? Listen in as Rosario Picardo and Jason Moore of Ginghamsburg and beyond discuss serving the gospel, cooked up with a little local flavor.
Demographics expert, church consultant and author Tom Bandy gives us the latest scoop on Mission Impact v3.0. He also talks about the difference between strategic planning and strategic thinking. (And why strategic thinking moves us forward.)
Ministering to thousands of people each weekend at the four Grace Church campuses near Cape Coral, Fla., takes leadership, trust and “appropriate vulnerability.” Listen in as Pastor Jorge Acevedo explains how it’s built over time.
Creating a new dinner church may be easier than you think. Sit down with Matt Kreh, pastor of Gunnisonville and Bath UMC just outside of Lansing. Hear about how God is working to change culture and open minds, one pizza slice at a time.
Dinner church is anything but your mother’s (or grandmother’s) church potluck. Hear from Kendall Vanderslice, writer, baker and dinner-church researcher. She is author of We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God.
Hang out with the team from Cornerstone UMC and learn the top two questions visitors ask themselves (and what you can do to get them to return). Plus, see how they grow their small groups in a surprisingly short time.
Jon Ferguson is co-founding pastor of Community Christian Church, which has reached thousands of new people in Chicagoland. When it comes to multiplying God’s kingdom, Jon says you don’t need a megachurch. One extra leader will do.
Lia McIntosh serves as the Associate Director of Congregational Excellence for the Missouri Annual Conference. In this role, McIntosh collaborates with and coaches pastors and laity to launch new congregations and revitalize existing ones.
Rev. Paul Nixon, a New Church strategist, author, and church coach, talks about niche ministries, Readiness 360, and even alligator church (hey, that could be a thing).
Rev. Dr. Audrey B. Warren wrote the book on Fresh Expressions (literally). Our interview with the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Miami covers a lot about Fresh Expressions, particularly in her native Florida. Basically, if you can dream up a place where two or three can gather and have a meal, a drink, or share a hobby, envisioning a Fresh Expression isn’t far off.