Patient Catalyst

Patient Catalyst

Everybody's talking about church revitalization, but let's face it: God has been in the business of renewal since the Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation. Of the some 450,000 churches in America, 80 percent are either plateaued or in decline. This means that a third of a million churches are in need of renewal! While every congregation is unique, the author believes there is a discernible pattern to the process of church revitalization and that God wants to renew His church. This book is about that pattern and the leadership needed to bring about renewal.

Back by Popular Demand—Church Signs!

Back by Popular Demand—Church Signs!

It's been far too long, back their back!


It’s been way too long since we ran some good church signs. They never cease to end, though, and I think we all enjoy seeing them. So tweet me some good ones and we will get this feature started again. In the meantime, enjoy the ones below.

Emerging Adults: Apathetic or Indifferent to Matters of Faith?

Emerging Adults: Apathetic or Indifferent to Matters of Faith?

A call to spiritual care among our twenty-somethings.


According to research, many emerging adults (those between the ages of 18 and 29) experience a spiritual slump in the years after high school. When comparing 18 to 23-year-olds with the teenagers below them, the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) reported significant declines in the number of emerging adults viewing their faith as “very or extremely important” in shaping daily life.

The Danger of “Christian” Infamy

The Danger of “Christian” Infamy

Fallen flesh doesn’t like simply being sent. We’d rather build our own tower for our own glory.


2019-02 Newsletter

2019-02 Newsletter

Emerging Adults and the Church: Is There Really an Exodus?

Emerging Adults and the Church: Is There Really an Exodus?

Are emerging adults are leaving their faith behind? We are hosting a conference to explore this question.


Preoccupied with Love: One-on-One with Colin Smith on Nominal Christianity

Preoccupied with Love: One-on-One with Colin Smith on Nominal Christianity

“I have found the story of the thief on the cross profoundly helpful in challenging this assumption...that entrance into everlasting joy depends on living a good enough life.”


Ed: It’s hard to deny that we are living in challenging times culturally. The church’s influence is fading, and we are struggling to find answers to some hard questions. What’s your take on the health of the church today, especially as it relates to our witness?”

Social Media and the Church

Social Media and the Church

Now we live in a new age of technology, and it is having massive, unforeseen effects.


We live in the age of technology. This age has been characterized in other ways by other people, social commentators, and gurus of culture.

Cliff Sims, ‘Team of Vipers,’ and Faith Inside the White House - Part 3

Cliff Sims, ‘Team of Vipers,’ and Faith Inside the White House - Part 3

“It’s important to remember that the gospel matters more than politics.”


Ed: You're often featured on outlets that aren’t exactly evangelical bastions and they listen to you defend the President. Would you say that you are a supporter of the President now, as a private citizen?

One-on-One with Jerry Gillis on The Church of Western New York

One-on-One with Jerry Gillis on The Church of Western New York

"Jesus set us up in such a way that it requires his whole body to bring the whole gospel to the whole geography."


Ed: Tell me about the Church of Western New York and Pentecost Together. The video shows a remarkable array of Christian leaders who I never imagined seeing together in one place. What did you do and how did you get there?

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