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Ideas That Work

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Innovative practices from around the ministry world.

¿Cuál es la idea genial?

Cultivar ideas y pensar profundamente pueden ser actos espirituales de amor.
Signs of Life

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When Joel and Rachel Triska moved into the depressed neighborhood of Deep Ellum, they asked residents what they needed—then designed a community to meet those needs.
Three Rooms With a View

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The right kind of creativity brings clarity to ministry confusion.
Raising Hope

Raising Hope

Because hope fuels innovation, creativity, and vitality in the church.
Dancing in the Rain

Dancing in the Rain

Erwin McManus on how being "naked and unashamed" led to new faith, new life, and new believers.
Staying Fresh

Staying Fresh

Creativity comes from focusing on your goal
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Our editors have compiled our best on Innovation topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

One Small Step for a Church ...

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One giant lesson about introducing new ideas.
Gordon MacDonald considers the innovations the church has experienced in recent years and wonders whether these efforts have generated the desired results.
Adding Creativity Without Losing the Congregation

Adding Creativity Without Losing the CongregationSubscriber Access Only

Creativity keeps worship fresh, but change often meets resistance. Incorporating these creative changes wisely can create meaningful worship experiences.

A Better Way for Forward ThinkersSubscriber Access Only

Why the Church of Tomorrowland is looking backward.
IIn a time when people view the future with more anxiety than optimism, the church has the opportunity to present a message of hope.
Handing Your Baby to Barbarians

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Why your brightest ideas aren't always warmly embraced.
A congregation will rarely share the pastor's enthusiasm for his latest innovation, but the way one presents the change makes a huge difference.
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A Tale of Two Weekends

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