church strengthening

Avoid Being a Rescuer

One of my friends asked my opinion about how to handle a person he was mentoring in the faith. It seems this person is beginning to have success in his work. He is becoming known in his field. People are calling him, recruiting him to speak to...

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Leadership Coaching

15 Key Traits of an Effective Coach

The significance of coaching is consistent throughout the Bible. From the beginning of Creation, God designed us to be in relationship and coaching flows out of relationships. Good coaches pull out the best behaviors and characteristics that...

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start a church

10 Ways to Get Involved in Starting a Church

When it comes to supporting or getting involved in church planting, don’t be afraid of what your imagination can dream. There is no right or wrong way to support church planting. Below are 10 great ways to be involved:

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The Black/White Conversation

On June 27, Church Strengthening director Bruce Hopler shared the pulpit with Diversity Director Robin Holland in Holland’s Aurora, Colorado church. Their topic? What each, as a pastor, has learned from the other’s culture.

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He Sees Your Sighs

It's the end of summertime and you plan a fun day for your family. You envision all the laughter and bonding that will take place. You'll get some great pictures to post on Facebook and at the end of the day will be overflowing with sweet...

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New Books from Converge Authors (Fall 2016)


Doing Bible Interpretation!, by Larry Caldwell

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South Side Initiative

Newest Church Planters take on Chicago’s South Side

Duane and Sauda Porter dream of a different Chicago. They are planting on a church on the city’s south side, known for gun violence and a high...

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West End Community Church

Raised to New Life: A Church Plant's First Baptism

We had been working hard all day to put on a kids outreach program at Bucklin Park, and everyone was pretty tired. We had a two-hour break to rest before we had to start setting up for our highly publicized outdoor concert and movie night, so...

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Texas Flooding

Converge responds to Louisiana and Texas flooding

With 13 people killed and $30 million in damage to more than 40,000 homes, Louisiana is struggling to recover from historic flooding. Likewise, when the powerful storm switched direction, it hit hard in the Greater Houston, Texas, area. Hundreds...

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    Point - Summer 2018

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