"Because we have been born in a time such as this, we have this opportunity to bear witness to the truth." —Rev. Jim Antal
"The blessing of a caring community will be realized in countless ways." — Debby Kirk
"As with all charitable giving, church people are inspired to give when they understand and believe in the church's mission, know how it's making a difference, and have confidence in its leadership." —Rev. Jonathan New
"For them, preserving and maintaining the church is not an end in itself. And it never has been."— Rev. Don Remick
"Love one another. It is finished. He is Risen!" — Rev. Kent Siladi
"Our congregations and our wider church need to look outward and shout to the world that Jesus Christ is Sovereign without being judgmental or formulating value judgments regarding the worth of others."—Rev. Kent Salad
Tim Shapiro, from the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, believes that vibrant congregations exhibit a commitment to increasing congregational capacity. As demands on congregations grow, clergy and laity struggle to “maintain agency over their problems rather than the problems having hold on them.
Serving a church without a written job description is like embarking on a long trip without a road map.
"When we join in joyous music and faithful worship, our spirits are fed." — Persephone Hall
Although megachurches garner a great deal of attention, these supersized congregations comprise only a small fraction of all worshiping communities in the U.S. The current estimate is that only about 1,650 megachurches (worship attendance exceeds 2,000) dot the landscape out of a total 330,000 congregations across America. In fact, most churches are small: two out of three Protestant churches attract less than 100 worshipers in a typical week