The Rev. Tim Schenck, rector of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hingham, Mass., offers some insight about what it takes to grow a church, and he’s a pretty credible source on this. In his three and a half years at St. John’s, average Sunday attendance has increased 35 percent, pledging is up 50 percent, …
Day: January 31, 2013
The Rt. Rev. Justin Welby initially responded to the Crown Nominations Committee that it would be “a joke” to choose him as Archbishop of Canterbury. Obviously the committee disagreed. Church News reports:
The Rev. Robyn Barnes of Church of the Nativity in Helena, Mont., has taken to reviewing her own sermons in a very systematic way. She writes about this process on her blog (where she posts her reviews), providing a checklist that may be useful to other preachers:
A little parish in East Sussex, England, has produced a hit with its recording of silence inside the church. From the Daily Mail: A CD of the sounds of silence from inside a village church has sold out after becoming an unlikely hit.
Everyday Mysteries With others she manages a website for the Diocese of Colorado highlighting congregations’ creative ministries: