Monthly Archives: April 2017

Charting New Waters (Part 4)

First Church,   We continue this week (and then one last time next week) with the next part of an article that I began sharing with you a number of weeks ago.  These observations come from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future Church and Shifting Attendance Patterns” (Feb…

Charting New Waters (Part 3)

First Church,   We continue this week with the next part of an article that I began sharing with you a number of weeks ago.  These points come from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future Church and Shifting Attendance Patterns” (Feb 23, 2015 blog article).  For the full…

WELCOME

HAPPY EASTER!!!! CHRIST IS RISEN!!!! And WELCOME to First Church this morning as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!! We pray that today is a day filled with joy, celebration, and excitement as we participate together in the abundant life of the Risen Christ! We are so very glad you are here! Especially if…

Charting New Waters (Part 2)

First Church, You may remember from last week that I began sharing with you some points from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future Church and Shifting Attendance Patterns” (Feb 23, 2015 blog article).  For the full article go to: http://careynieuwhof.com/10-predictions-about-the-future-church-and-shifting-attendance-patterns/ This article speaks to the reality that our…

Charting New Waters

First Church, We know that our world is changing.  This is no secret.  And yet many times we seek to not change anything in how the church reaches a changing world.  We also know that some things never change.  Embracing Christ as Lord and Savior.  Loving God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength—and…