Church Executive, July 2012, Volume 11, Issue 7

The CE Interview: Don Wilson, Senior Pastor, Christ’s Church of the Valley, Peoria, AZ

By Ronald E. Keener

Thirty years ago this April, a number of families joined together to form Christ’s Church of the Valley in Peoria, AZ, which now has grown to 17,000 weekly attenders. Their purpose was to impact the north Phoenix valley for Jesus Christ – “acting like a missionary,” says senior pastor Don Wilson.

How to create, build and monetize pastoral fame
By Ronald E. Keener
A blueprint for achieving the kind of life and career enjoyed by society’s super elite.

When churches face foreclosure
By Daniel P. Dalton
The process is defined and remedies are available if you take appropriate steps.

High-tech security at budget price
By Dennis James
Security of three campuses can be monitored from one location, even from one’s home.

Churches target of data thieves
By David A. Jones
Damages can result in irreversible harm to a congregation’s image and sustainability.

Prepare for the worst, pray for the best
By Deb Kluttz
Kansas church relies on concealed carry rather than a professional security team.

Making church more accessible
By Susan DeLay
Willow Creek Community Church reaches more people with strategic regional campuses.

Too big to fail?
By Samuel R. Chand
A lack of succession planning will hinder an organization from moving forward.


Ron Keener

Speaking Volumes
By Ronald E. Keener

Technology Solutions
By Aaron Goin and Josh Whitehead


Church builds park to serve city
By Chad Woolf
With phase one completed, Cape Christian continues to raise funds to finish the project.

Members get fit without getting hit
By Eric Spacek
Gyms and fitness classes are great perks, but make sure proper safeguards are in place.

Making an impact in greater Detroit
By David Dummitt
Michigan church builds a ‘third place’ for families in surrounding communities.


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