Born For Us, Isaiah 9:6-7

As I have been preparing for this morning’s sermon, I wanted to share my manuscript with you: Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 City Church Del Rio Born for Us, Isa 9:6-7 Introduction—Babies are born at a rate of 255 per minute around the globe, while 106 deaths occur per minute. So why is the Jesus birthContinue reading “Born For Us, Isaiah 9:6-7”

16 Trends in American Churches in 2016: Trends 1 to 16

This post comes from Thom Rainer’s blog: Church security as the fastest growing ministry. Shootings in churches and sex abuse of children mandate this unfortunate trend. No church can afford to be without serious security measures, policies, and equipment. It will evolve into a major church ministry. Decrease in worship center size and capacity. TheContinue reading “16 Trends in American Churches in 2016: Trends 1 to 16”

5 Reasons Pastoral Tenure Could Increase

      As we move into our next phase for City Church, I am enthralled about the possibility to have a long tenure here. Although I am not a millennial, I feel a connection with this group and count them as peers. I realized that they have so much to offer churches in theContinue reading “5 Reasons Pastoral Tenure Could Increase”

Eight Characteristics of Evangelistic Church Growth Leaders

Are you leading your sphere of influence in evangelism? Eight Characteristics of Evangelistic Church Growth Leaders 1. They believe the Bible is the Word of God. Consequently, they accept the truth that people who don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus are without hope. The Word drives them to want to reach people. 2. TheyContinue reading “Eight Characteristics of Evangelistic Church Growth Leaders”

Church Planting 2015: Who Attends and What Attracted Them

Successful new churches share four factors, LifeWay Research finds. Lisa Cannon Green – Facts & Trends [ POSTED 12/8/2015 12:01PM ] North American Mission Board A 2014 church plant worships in a South Dakota school. Protestants are planting new churches in America faster than their old churches are closing. More than 4,000 new Protestant churchesContinue reading “Church Planting 2015: Who Attends and What Attracted Them”