Alternative Facts on Church Growth

A Response to Scott MacDougall By Benjamin M. Guyer On November 30, House of Deputies theologian Scott MacDougall published “The Church Is Not Dying, It Is Changing: A Message from the House of Deputies The... Read More...

How Does Jesus Build His Church?

By Justin S. Holcomb   And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. — Matthew 16:18 When reading this passage, many people focus on figuring out who or what the “rock” i... Read More...

Whither the Church of England?

By David Goodhew Whither the Church of England (C of E)? The numbers make bleak reading, for the most part. Take the diocese of Bath and Wells. In 1990, around 34,000 people attended its churches on Sundays.... Read More...

Virtual Church: Opportunity or Mirage?

By John Mason Lock Since the pandemic began, I've heard many clergy celebrate the extension of the church’s ministry through virtual worship. The refrain I hear again and again goes something like this: “We ... Read More...

Learning from England: Lessons in Church Growth

By Jordan Hylden What makes a church grow? If the recent polling by Gallup is any indication, there are many church leaders asking that question these days who are not too sure of the answer. Since I was a teenager in youth group back in the late 1990s, ... Read More...