Crystal Cathedral gets new name: Shepherd’s Grove

The Crystal Cathedral will be now known as Shepherd’s Grove when they move to their new home next month. In other CC news: Arvella Schuller, wife of the Rev. Robert H. Schuller and co-founder of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries, reportedly suffered a stroke and has been working with Medicare-provided therapists to regain use of her left arm and leg. Meanwhile, the current congregation of the Orange County megachurch prepares for a major move and has taken on a new name. The Orange County Register reports that Mrs. Schuller, 83, experienced a stroke earlier this month and was just released from...
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Church builds giant cross to help with the culture war…

Culture is going to hell in a hand basket. How in the world will we win the culture war? New Life Assembly of God in Janesville, WI has an idea. A cross. A really big cross. According to their pastor: ”If the enemies of the cross force a cross to be removed from the public park, then maybe a church should put up a 60 or 100 foot cross on their property… Maybe several churches should go together and erect a large cross on some agreed on-church site. This is not a war that we sought, but it is a war that the church can and will win.” And that’s what they did… raising...
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The pastor’s meeting through the eyes of children…

Honestly… they get more accomplished in this meeting that some church’s do in their staff meetings. OK, perhaps that was a bit harsh:
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Way to rock that tambourine…

I’d add this guy to our worship team in a heartbeat.  Seriously.  Brings new meaning to Colossians 3:23!
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Why we don’t allow dogs to attend church…

Reason #231:  This lady. or Reason #342:  This lady, showing us the boldness of God:
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Let’s play… Oprah or Osteen?

These quotes were taken either from Joel Osteen’s blockbuster bestseller “Your Best Life Now” (and the accompanying study guide) or Marcia Z. Nelson’s insightful analysis of Oprah’s philosophy in her book, “The Gospel According to Oprah.”  See if you can guess if the pastor of the largest church in the US or America’s favorite guru uttered a particular quote. 1.  The first step to living at your full potential is to enlarge your vision. 2.  If you develop a vision of victory, success, health, abundance, joy, peace and happiness, nothing on earth will...
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Pastor: If you’re not talking about money… you are not doing your job.

Mark Brooks writes: If you have not established a culture of generosity at your church you will never raise significant dollars! If you cannot raise significant dollars you will be hampered in terms of the amount of ministry and missions your church accomplishes. If you don’t have a solid base of missions and ministry you are dying as a church. If you are dying as a church you are not fulfilling God’s call to ministry. From 1968 to 2010 the amount of money Americans gave to the church of their incomes fell from 3.11% to 2.4%. That represents BILLIONS of dollars a year lost for Kingdom purposes. One...
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Just because you talk doesn’t mean you have a great idea

Introverts vs. extroverts. Does your church leadership team have both? Maybe you need to? Watch this: HT:  Churchm.ag
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How much money does your church keep in reserves?

Christianity Today recently asked more than 1800 church leaders how much cash reserves they keep on hand.  Here are the results:   How does your church match up? Read more here… Todd
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What is your biggest kingdom challenge?

As part of the Beyond Digital Initiative launching this year, Leadership Network is hosting the Code for the Kingdom hackathon series at some of the most prolific tech development centers of our country to discover new tools and strategies to address the challenges confronting our society, our churches, and our spiritual lives.  Our goal is to bring together some of the top coders and developers in the country to collaborate on designing tech solutions to real life Kingdom challenges.  The first event, hosted in partnership with Carpenter’s Lab and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, is...
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