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. …

Today’s Women’s Ministry

June 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e22-061517-Lyons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:22 — 36.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In this podcast, you’ll hear Rebekah share: How her personal experience with a panic disorder impacts her ministry to women; Why it’s important to have separate, specific ministries for women; What churches can do to incorporate …

Prayer in America — What’s Happening & What Should We Do

May 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e20-051517-Henderson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 27:40 — 25.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In this podcast, you’ll also hear Leith Anderson, NAE president, and Daniel Henderson, president of Strategic Renewal, discuss: The definition of prayer; Practical tips for making prayer a priority; Why it’s important to pray with others; and …

Pray Together Sunday — July 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 ...

  Set aside a time for prayer during your Sunday 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. With one voice, we will worship …

Engaging Youth and Young Adults

January 18, 2017 ...

In this one-hour webinar, Kara Powell, director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary, shared her team’s research of over 250 congregations that are unlocking the potential of teenagers and emerging adults, and offered practical tips for engaging youth and youth adults in your church. The webinar recording costs $25 for non-members. If …