cultivate community

from faith+lead

Spiritual stories

How to Listen to Spiritual Stories from People Outside Your Congregation

/
This breakthrough practice helps you deepen relationships with your neighbors by listening to their spiritual stories.

country church under the stars

Will the ELCA be Gone in 30 Years?

/
New projections forecast just 16,000 in worship across the entire ELCA by 2041. Why is this happening and what can be done?


How to Discern God's Presence from a Lawn Chair

How to Discern God’s Presence from a Lawn Chair

/
This breakthrough practice helps you discern where the Holy Spirit is at work in your neighborhood--just by sitting and observing.
church congregation at worship

New Research on the Economic Practices of Congregations

/
A new Study on Congregations' Economic Practices is being called "the largest and most comprehensive nationally representative study on money and congregations in over a generation." 
How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

How to Create a Neighborhood Prayer Station

/
Try creating a neighborhood prayer station as a simple and effective way of connecting with your community.
country church under the stars

Will the ELCA be Gone in 30 Years?

/
New projections forecast just 16,000 in worship across the entire ELCA by 2041. Why is this happening and what can be done?
Gratitude & Grace

Gratitude & Grace

There are many G-words in the English-speaking church world; God, Good, Glory,
Loving the Least of These

Loving the Least of These

/
Our call as Christians is to love -- not from a distance, but by breaking down boundaries and walking side-by-side with our neighbor.
Telling our Stories about God and Money

Telling our Stories about God and Money

/
As we near the end of Advent with anticipation for another year
A Holy Process towards Stewardship Speaking: Part 1

A Holy Process towards Stewardship Speaking: Part 1

/
In this week’s post, Rev. Anna Ostenso Moore describes her recent journey
Squeezed

Squeezed

/
I recently read -- get this -- a non-churchy book! Before I
Who is Giving? Part 2

Who is Giving? Part 2

/
Last week, Erin Weber-Johnson called us to be mindful of the particular
Who is Giving? Part 1

Who is Giving? Part 1

/
When I was newly ordained, I had an unexpected opportunity to preach
Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 2

Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings – Part 2

In this week’s post, Larry Strenge suggests some practical ways pastors and
Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings - Part 1

Cultivating Generosity in Small Town and Rural Settings – Part 1

In today’s post, pastor Larry Strenge considers stewardship leadership and rural ministry
Rethinking Stewardship Videos

Rethinking Stewardship Videos

/
I’ve always been a huge fan of church leadership conferences. Well, last
How Our Failure to Address the “M” Word Damages More Than Budgets

How Our Failure to Address the “M” Word Damages More Than Budgets

/
In many churches about this time of year, stewardship teams kick into
Loading...

Upcoming Events

No event found!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Recommended Resource

Renew 52: 50+ Ways to Revitalize Your Congregation DOWNLOAD NOW