What New Ministers Need

by George Anderson “I went to Law School to learn Law.  I learned how to practice Law after I joined a law practice.”  Robert Ballou, a lawyer in the church […]

From Generation to Generation

by Steve Willis My sister works in a high rise building overlooking Rockefeller Square in New York City and her husband works in the city as well.  They live north […]

Theology Pubs with Glenn Zuber

Glenn Zuber shares practical ideas for creating communities of theological conversation using his experience as founder of Iona Conversations in Washington, DC. Listen here to the webinar recording. Check out the […]

A Journey Together

By Frank Spencer When asked to reflect on the NEXT Church event in Charlotte, I find that I cannot limit my thoughts to this one gathering.  For me, the development […]

Videos from the 2013 National Gathering

Come on March 4-5, 2013 to lend your voice to proclaim God’s good news. Create vital connections as you share your experiences of new birth

What’s NEXT for seminary students?

by Lindsay Conrad What’s NEXT? I think that question had everyone’s heads spinning at the beginning of the conference in Dallas last year. How can we answer that question when […]

Beyond ‘Learning Something New’

By Jeff Krehbiel I long ago stopped attending church-related conferences to learn something new. In my experience, congregational life is too idiosyncratic for an expert’s well-intended prescriptions to hit the […]

NEXT Harvestings: Thoughts from Two Ruling Elders

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be harvesting insights and inspiration from the 2013 NEXT National Gathering in Charlotte. Here is a reflection written by a director of children’s ministry […]


By Lisa Salita I got to go to the NEXT National Gathering in Charlotte! I know, it’s uncool for an adult to begin a blog post with a sentence worthy […]