Mental Illness, Suicide and the Church

July 15, 2018 ...

In Today’s Conversion podcast, which is hosted by NAE President Leith Anderson, you’ll learn: What the most common forms of mental illnesses are in the United States; How social media and Internet use impact the mental health of young people; What roles churches and medicine play in treatment; and How to address the stigma of …

How to Make Disciples in the 21st Century

June 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, you’ll hear two seasoned ministry leaders discuss: How to start a discipleship relationship and keep it going; What the barriers and opportunities are for discipleship today; How smartphones and social media have changed the way we disciple; and How to promote discipleship in churches. Read a Portion of the Transcript Leith: I …

Denominational Executives Retreat

November 28, 2017 ...

Many denominational leaders indicate that this is the one event they prioritize every year. The invitation is limited to the denominational head only. The purpose of the 24-hour peer retreat is for denominational leaders to share common experiences in a confidential setting. Join the Denominational Executives Retreat Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis 2800 American Boulevard …

America’s 15%

October 23, 2017 ...

Rural is only 15 percent of America if you measure by population in rural counties — 46.2 million out of 308 million population. But, 46 million is 8 million more than the population of California and nearly twice the population of Texas and 26 million more population than either New York or Florida. In other …

On Pastoring the Rural

October 9, 2017 ...

Tell us the story of Cornerstone Church. Cornerstone was founded in 1942. In 2000, the leadership decided to make Cornerstone a regional church. This involved re-defining who we were, establishing biblical and ministry foundations, and multiplying ministry through other sites and support for other churches. We moved to a new site with a new building …

Leaving the City to Plant in a Small Town

October 3, 2017 ...

Something changed when I entered seminary. As church planting morphed in my mind from an intriguing idea to a real possibility I began to notice that very few church planting organizations seemed concerned about people living in places like the rural corner of America where I grew up. Church planting seemed to be almost exclusively …

The Thriving Rural Church

October 3, 2017 ...

Our culture is dominated by urban growth, cosmopolitan thinking and global concerns. But the needs and opportunities of rural places are significant as well. And church leaders willing to embrace the challenge discover the potential of rural ministry for unique kingdom impact. Contextual Contrasts Rural culture is historically very different from urban and suburban culture. …

Pray Together Sunday — July 2019

July 8, 2017 ...

On this Sunday, we encourage your church to set aside a time for prayer during your worship service — joining with churches across different denominations and traditions — and lift a collective prayer for spiritual renewal in our communities and nation. At the heart of Pray Together Sunday is the belief that Jesus changes everything. …