Gathering Workshops in Spotlight: Leveraging the Cultural Moment

The confusion, tension and polarization we are witnessing in American society at large is making its way into our pews, Sunday school classes and Session tables. How should we as leaders respond this cultural transformation? Is there some way to teach and lead that goes beyond our typical fight, flight or avoidance tendencies?

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The Strength of the Small Church at the National Gathering

In the midst of chaotic cultural change, thousands of small membership churches shine the bright light of Christ in communities, both rural and urban across our land. Though smaller congregations can feel disconnected and isolated, the yearning for community has been the impetus for many to cultivate networks or clusters involving smaller churches.  The discovery is that “together is better;” together churches are encouraged, empowered, and mobilized.

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