(RNS) — At a time when the Facebooks and Googles of the world are a model for how to grow an organization, it's tempting to tell our churches and other faith groups that they need to 'scale.'
ST. LOUIS (RNS) — Since elders fired the founder, Darrin Patrick, the church has improved accountability and promoted more women, but its salvation may have been its faith in a down-to-earth approach to building community.
(The Conversation) — California megachurches have played a significant role in how millions of people – Christian or not – understand Christianity.
(RNS) Attendance is still high but individuals worship less often and Gen-Xers are drifting away, according to a new study of 2,000-member-plus congregations.
(RNS) The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder of the multi-million dollar Crystal Cathedral Ministries, will be commemorated with funds from a crowd-sourcing campaign.
(RNS) Warren Bird, research director at Leadership Network, said pastors have long held a lofty place of authority in the South, and that may be why they are paid more in that region.
(RNS) "This is without a doubt, the most abusive, coercive ministry culture I’ve ever been involved with,” former Mars Hill pastor Paul Tripp said.
(RNS) The book’s authors are part of a loose network of writers, friends, theologians and pastors who apply the lessons of the slow food movement to congregational life.
(RNS) Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows.
(RNS) Multisite churches -- congregations meeting at more than one physical location -- have grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade, outpacing the advance of megachurches, new research shows. By Adelle M. Banks.