Church Executive, November 2011, Volume 10, Issue 11

The CE Interview: Alan Danielson, Senior Pastor, New Life Bible Church, Norman, OK
By Ronald E. Keener
When Alan Danielson, 39, spoke to his congregation at New Life Bible Church, Norman, OK, for the first time as its senior pastor earlier this year, he included comments about small groups. By his third week he had his first small group campaign, and within his first six weeks at the church they had nearly 60 percent of the church in groups.

Special needs ministry ensures church never turns anyone away
By Laura Lee
Inspiring program pairs volunteer buddies with children to provide assistance and encouragement.

The Tweets
By David Middlebrook and Wendi L. Hodges
Churches and social media: Can Twitter destroy your church?

Electronic giving has seen growth, especially with the young
By Ronald E. Keener
Kiosks don’t always fit the culture of the congregation, but online giving has a “up and to the right” trend line.

New digital opportunities create a stewardship shift
By Bill Simmons
How one South Carolina church used a strategic plan to make giving easier.

Creative design pays off for new children’s facility
By Mike Engledow
Church attendance has increased and there’s a waiting list for preschool

When faced with adversity, congregation ‘raises the roof’
By Linda Mastaglio
Innovative fundraiser helps Catholic community replace damaged buildings.

Churches embrace ‘third space’ for families
By David P. Strickland
A Georgia church responds to the needs of its congregation by providing spaces designed for youth.

Consistent messaging is the Saddleback secret to groups
By Ronald E. Keener
The real issue in starting groups is not small groups but what is it that you want to reproduce?’

Most churches are doing a ‘lousy job’ at caring for the entire flock
By Ronald E. Keener
Two respected researchers call for listening to members and learning what passionately motivates them.


Ron Keener

Human Resources
By Jessica Pierce

Speaking Volumes
By Ronald E. Keener

Financial Solutions
By Roy Hayhurst

Risk Management
By Nathan A. Adams IV


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