How to reach and lead the millennials

Millennials at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., attend worship services in various venues.

By Rez Gopez-Sindac They want to change the world and will need intentional mentors to succeed. The Millennials — those born after 1980 — constitute the new mega generation. Right now there are about 80 million Millennials in America. This confident, connected and ethnically diverse generation is a major force to be reckoned with. They […]


10 things to know about leading young adults


By Sam S. Rainer III The younger generation is not the church of the future. They are the church of today. What are they looking for in a church leader? How can you equip them to lead today? Allow me to offer 10 insights. 1. They desire integrity among leaders. Our research has shown that […]


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Group of Multiethnic People Using Digital Devices

As I write this, the Church Executive team and I are in the final days leading up to the 2014 National Association of Church Business Administration Conference in Orlando, FL.


How to deal with the media if your church is in crisis


Since starting on the launch team of this magazine in 2001, I’ve met and interviewed many church leaders who granted me generous grace and support.


Purveyor of worship and discipleship


The CE Interview: Ross Parsley  |  Lead Pastor  |  ONEchapel  |  Austin, TX By Rez Gopez-Sindac First-time church planter Ross Parsley is building a community of believers on the true foundation of worship — meaning, he says, reaching out to the weak, the unchurched and the disenfranchised and nursing them back to health. “We want […]


How to make teens feel at home at your church — online


Emily Kantner, communications specialist at Elexio, explains how When potential youth group members visit the church’s website, what will capture their attention? If they see pictures and videos of other teens participating in activities that look like fun, they’ll probably want to join in and have a blast. Simple, relevant content and a modern look […]


What Executive Pastors Should Know About Assimilation


By Steve Caton ‘Assimilation’ sounds like a big, scary word. But it’s a vital part of any healthy church that’s thriving in ministry. Do assimilation well, and you’ll have the people and money you need to continue to move your church forward. Do assimilation poorly, and you’ll lose people and ministry funding — and you […]


Chris Gunnare: five-star leadership


From hotel management to church leadership, 41-year-old Chris Gunnare proves that when it comes to running a successful operation, never underestimate the power of customer care.


Retirement planning and its impact on your church’s future


By Rez Gopez-Sindac Recently, I went to a home improvement retail store and was greeted warmly by an employee who, in my estimation, couldn’t have been younger than 70. I told him I came to buy a water dispenser. He said he knew exactly where to find it and motioned me to follow him. But, […]


A Voice for the Emerging Generation


Since 2011, John Mark Comer, 33, has been the lead pastor of Bridgetown