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Has Your Church Plateaued?
Someone snuck into our well-guarded institutions at the end of the 1960s, loaded up our well-protected cheese, and moved it to an undisclosed location. We in the mainline church have been looking for it ever since. As church attendance and financial support declines and social relevance comes into question, we scratch our heads and wonder what has happened. We think about what used to work – the programs that once attracted families with children and the Sunday school classes that overflowed with participants – and we feel sure that if we could just do those programs again, things would return to normal. We don’t realize that those days are gone forever.
Our effectiveness as the Church lies in the quality of leadership that we are producing in our local churches. You have heard the saying, “it’s all about leadership.” I believe that’s true. I also believe we can do a better job of identifying, nurturing and training the creative leaders we need to take us into the future. We need leaders today to communicate both faith and vision — faith that the Church of Jesus Christ is a transformational organism and vision that inspires within the rest of us a longing for that transformation in our own lives and churches.read more
The Center for Progressive Renewal assembles the brightest, most creative minds and charges them to engage in strategic thinking to make the gospel relevant again. Those minds see beyond denominational...Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer Southwest Conference Minister
The Center for Progressive Renewal has been an invaluable resource for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta as we strive to fulfill our mission of being a “creator, catalyst and equipper...Reverend Penny Hill Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
The team at CPR came to us when we were truly at a crossroads. With practical advice on worship excellence, branding and stewardship, CPR helped us find our voice as...Rev. Ann Ralosky Senior Minister, First Congregational Church, Montclair, NJ
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The mission of The Center for Progressive Renewal is to renew Christianity by training new entrepreneurial leaders, supporting the birth of new congregations, and by renewing and strengthening existing churches.read more