Congregational Development staff

Minnesota Annual Conference

Blog Posts

Maximizing reach through social media

Compelling and transformational: Worship that changes lives

Denomination matters: United Methodism directs, connects

Assessing readiness for change

Breakthrough prayer

On the move

Moving from transactional service to transformational service

Getting out from under the dome

Practicing radical hospitality

Reach • Renew • Rejoice spiritual emphasis themes

Counting and measuring

13 traits of effective church planters apply to leaders of any new ministry

New church discoveries that all can learn from: Leveraging resources for impactful ministries

New churches’ discoveries that all churches can learn from: Redefining new member vows

Common barriers to congregational growth: Unresolved conflict

Common barriers to congregational growth: Lack of intentional discipleship

Common barriers to congregational growth: Shifting from welcome to invitation

Common barriers to congregational growth: forgetting to focus on worship

Common Barriers to Congregational Growth: Series entry #1

Churches’ circle of life

Vital congregation series conclusion: What’s happening with our reports?

Vital congregations entry #8: Why give to your church?

Vital Congregations series entry #7: Why support mission beyond the local church?

Vital congregations series entry #6: Why engage in service and outreach?

Vital congregations entry #5: Why participate in small groups?

Vital congregations series entry #4: Why start new small groups?

Join St. Croix Valley UMC in partnering with a new-church start

Vital Congregations entry #3: Why professions of faith?

Vital congregations series #1: Why measure?

Let’s ‘like’ growth!

Fly fishing or ice fishing?

Being church vs. doing church

Experimentation is the road to the future

Is our tent big enough?

Year of the sums

A third place

A new frontier

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