Church Executive, January 2011, Volume 10, Issue 1

The CE Interview: Mark Batterson
By Ronald E. Keener
Mark Batterson was five years old when his parents took him to a movie theater to see “The Hiding Place.” It’s the story of Corrie ten Bloom and her family in war time Holland when they hid Jews from the Nazis. ” God used that medium to invade my heart and I invited Jesus in to my heart that night,” he recalls. A movie house would again play a pivotal role in his life when years later he launched a new church in theater in a theater in Washington D.C.’s Union Station.

Ten [unexpected] trends to surface by 2020
By Sam S. Rainer III
An examination of movements and ideas that may impact the church during the next decade.

One church uses the Internet in a different kind of ‘church planting’
By Ronald E. Keener
Northland, A Church Distributed uses the Internet to reach people, and works with Global Media outreach around the world.

Kids and connection came first for this church’s vision
By Skyler K. Phelps
Kansas City Baptist Temple’s innovative strategy led them to new priorities and away from a worship center expansion.

Why Vacation Bible School is still relevant
By Cindy Sanders
It’s not too early to plan your VBS curriculum choices. Here’s what to look for.

Religion may take different scenarios as church looks at gays
By Ronald E. Keener
Taking the conservative position may not lose members to the church, but recruiting younger members could be harder.


Ron Keener

Speaking Volumes
By Ronald E. Keener

Risk Management
By Eric Spacek

Legal Advice
By David Middlebrook and Wendi L. Hodges


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