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WHAT IS YOUR CHURCH MISSING?

Many local churches feel that they are missing something.  They don’t look the same and they don’t have the energy or resources they used to. They want easy ways to fix this feeling, but those fixes don't last.

Church Innovations has worked with thousands of local churches all over the world and helped them find what's been missing: paying attention to and focusing their life on God's mission in and for the world. When a church finds their part of that mission in their place, they find calling, purpose, and energy.

Recent Posts

  • Dwelling in the Word (Luke 3:7-18)

    Dwelling in the Word (Luke 3:7-18)

    1. Before Sunday, find a reasonably friendly stranger or two (e.g., friend, housemate, neighbor, co-worker, etc.) 2. Read Luke 3:7-18 aloud together. 3. Pause and notice. A) What word or phrase caught your imagination? B) What would you ask of a Biblical scholar? 4. Listen again, to each other. Where did God nudge your reasonably […]Read More »
  • Dwelling in the Word (Luke 1:68-79)

    Dwelling in the Word (Luke 1:68-79)

    Dwelling in the Word (Luke 1:68-79) 1. Find a reasonably friendly stranger or two (e.g., friend, housemate, neighbor, co-worker, etc.) 2. Read the passage aloud together. 3. Listen. Expect God's nudging. 4. Notice. What word or phrase caught your imagination? What's God up to there? 4. Notice also. What question or curiosity were you gifted […]Read More »
  • Dwelling in the Word (Luke 21:25-36)

    Dwelling in the Word (Luke 21:25-36)

    1. Find a reasonably friendly stranger or two (e.g., friend, housemate, neighbor, co-worker, etc.) 2. Read the passage aloud together. 3. Listen. Expect God's nudging. 4. Notice. What word or phrase caught your imagination? What's God up to there? 4. Notice also. What question or curiosity were you gifted with? What would you ask of […]Read More »
  • House of Pain in a House of God – Partnership for Missional Church in Nottingham, UK

    House of Pain in a House of God – Partnership for Missional Church in Nottingham, UK

    House of Pain in a House of God - Partnership for Missional Church in Nottingham from Church Mission Society on Vimeo. In Nottingham, House of Pain wrestlers found themselves without a venue. As a result of going on the Partnership for Missional Church journey, St Ann's offered their hall. As churchwarden Kevin says, "Partnership for […]Read More »
  • How do we know the Six Missional Practices work?

    How do we know the Six Missional Practices work?

Recent Testimonials

  • Church of the Servant Steering Team

    Church of the Servant Steering Team

    Video of Steering Team reflecting on the crucial listening that happens in We Are Here Now consulting that changes the congregation's cultureRead More »
  • Lori Wiersma and Tracey Gebbia, Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI

    Lori Wiersma and Tracey Gebbia, Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI

    Testimonial Interview: Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI – conversation between Lori Wiersma, Minister of Administration, and Tracey Gebbia, long-time congregant and Steering Team Member   Where were you in the life of your congregation that you wanted to do a bit of self-studying? Our senior pastor of 32 years was going to be […]Read More »
  • Lori Wiersma, Minister of Administration, Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI

    Lori Wiersma, Minister of Administration, Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, MI

    May, 2016 Here are my big take-aways from Church Innovations’ We Are Here Now  process: Church of the Servant was significantly shaped by the Deep Listening to the Spirit and with each other. This listening occurred at every step of the discovery process. Our ministry staff and teams and small groups are carrying this Deep […]Read More »
  • Brian McLaren

    Brian McLaren

    Brian McLaren appreciates Church Innovations for 5 reasons.  Hear why. Since 1990, Church Innovations’ research staff has combined both quantitative data and applied ethnography (deep listening) to help congregations discern what God is doing in their communities. This depth of experience has led to refined processes and tools that support congregations and church bodies in their listening […]Read More »
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