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  • NEXT Church 2013-2014 Annual Report

    Click here to read the report in PDF format.

    NEXT Church 2013-2014 Annual Report
  • The Precarious Balance of Organized Religion

    Each month we assemble a series of posts around a particular theme. This month, we’re curating a conversation around governance and connection. 

    The Precarious Balance of Organized Religion
  • Biblical Storytelling from the 2014 National Gathering

    One of the highlights of the 2014 National Gathering was the biblical storytelling that took place in worship. Jeremiah 29 was told in a variety of ways– In 22 voices: By Jeff Krehbiel: Then we learned to tell it:   There were additional stories told in worship, too: Casey FitzGerald tells Matthew 10 …and Luke… [Continue Reading]

    Biblical Storytelling from the 2014 National Gathering
  • Church Leaders’ Roundtable

    July 29th Online conversation 2pm-3pm EST/11am-12pm PCT Share ideas. Make friends. Learn some new things. Be inspired.

    Church Leaders’ Roundtable
  • Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership

    Each month we assemble a series of posts around a particular theme. This month, we’re curating a conversation around congregation ally based community organizing. Many of us in NEXT Church leadership have found the disciplines of community organizing to be helpful as we engage in ministry, work toward glimpses of God’s kingdom in our communities, and shape our congregations.… [Continue Reading]

    Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership
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Papers, Colleagues and Christian Fellowship

By Kathryn Johnston “I’m just here for the papers.” I said that to my cohort group at one of our early gatherings. We began in 2008 based on an … Read More

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Post Christendom or A Dying Church

By the Revitalization Team at Community Presbyterian Church in Southern California   From John Vest's video, "What is Post-Christendom" we … Read More