Welcome to NEXT Church

sparking imaginations, connecting congregations, offering a distinctively Presbyterian witness to Jesus Christ
  • From Hope to Reality

    By Jessica Tate The Christian story is full of grand visions – the kingdom of God where the last will be first, and the hungry will be filled, and the lowly lifted up, Jesus’ promise of life abundant, swords turned to plowshares and lions lying with lambs, beloved community, in which all things are held… [Continue Reading]

    From Hope to Reality
  • 2016 National Gathering: Feb 22-24 – Register Today!
  • What is saving your ministry?

    By Jessica Tate It’s a busy season in church and in life, without much time to pause and reflect. This season the NEXT Church blog will offer bite-sized reflections in which church leaders answer the question, “What is saving your ministry right now?” It might be a spiritual practice or a book or a mentor… [Continue Reading]

    What is saving your ministry?
  • Meet Allan Boesak

    Allan Aubrey Boesak was born in Kakamas, Northern Cape, South Africa in 1946, the second youngest of eight children. He grew up and finished high school in Somerset West, studied at the University of the Western Cape and received his PhD in Theology from the Protestant Theological University in Kampen, the Netherlands in 1976. 1976… [Continue Reading]

    Meet Allan Boesak
  • Meet Our 2015-2016 YAV: Angela Williams

    For the second year, NEXT Church is proud to have a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) working with the office. Angela Williams comes to us fresh from a first year serving as a Young Adult Volunteer in the Philippines in 2014-2015.

    Meet Our 2015-2016 YAV: Angela Williams

How Straight is Your Church?

Each month, we post a series of blogs around a common topic. This month, we’ve asked some of our 2016 National Gathering workshop presenters to share … Read More

The Gift of Coaching

Each month, we post a series of blogs around a common topic. This month will focus on the art of coaching and the practice of ministry. Some posts … Read More