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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

  • The Tenth Leper and How God is Already at Work in the World

    The Tenth Leper and How God is Already at Work in the World

    That is the title of a recent post by Pastor Janet Hunt, one of Church Innovations’ Associated Trainers in the Six Missional Practices.  In her post on the Luke 17:11-19 passage she writes, “I find myself thinking of the ‘faith of the outsider’ this week as we pause in the familiar story of Jesus’ healing […]Read More »
  • Does your church feel as though it’s dying or bearing fruit?

    Does your church feel as though it’s dying or bearing fruit?

    How does your local church feel these days? Does it match your vision? Is it thriving as it lives out your mission? What strikes you as you gaze around on a Sunday morning or on a Wednesday evening? When I ask people how their church feels these days, I get a mixture of responses: Older […]Read More »
  • Is your church more like a suffering plant or a thriving harvest?

    Is your church more like a suffering plant or a thriving harvest?

      What is your church’s mission? What is your specific reason for being in your community? Where did you get your mission? Who gave it to you? What is your church’s vision for how it embodies that mission every day, week, month, and year? How does your church deliberately spend money, energy, and time helping […]Read More »
  • Do you feel dilapidated or restored?

    Do you feel dilapidated or restored?

    If your local church were a classic car, what shape would you say it is in? If your visioning and planning have turned your car into a classy roadster, how is it looking these days?  If your visioning and planning have turned it into a minivan, how is it holding up? What was your church […]Read More »
  • Hospitality Infuses Church Vitality

    Hospitality Infuses Church Vitality

    Sometimes church can feel like the same-old same-old. That can be nice and comfortable, especially if you are friends with some of those same-old same-old people and like the predictability of the same-old same-old length and style of worship service. You know what you are going to find when you go there, and you have […]Read More »

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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