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Disruption is available now!

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: March 17, 2017

Well-meaning church leaders and planters often set out to radically transform their communities for Christ-kingdom causes. Their aspirations and visions are limitless. However, often…

Jump-Start the Value of Neighboring at the Neighborhood Collective – Feb 27-28, 2017

Rick Rusaw is the Lead Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church in Longmont, CO. He is co-author of several books including The Neighboring Church, and…

How do we do a better job? The Neighboring Church

By: in: Books, City Impact, Evangelism on: October 11, 2016

Brian Mavis and Rick Rusaw talk about their book, The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters Most.

What Can Great Protestant Churches Learn from Great Catholic Churches?

By: in: Books, Conversations, Uncategorized on: August 26, 2016

My friend Bill Simon is releasing his new book Great Catholic Parishes this fall. Bill and his team from Parish Catalyst did some great…

Building a Church that Reaches – and Continues to Reach – the Next Generation

By: in: Books on: August 18, 2016

By Warren Bird What if you set the following goal: In the church you serve, the attendees’ average age will be at least as young…

What Is Neighboring?

by Brian Mavis, co-author of The Neighboring Church, by Rick Rusaw & Brian Mavis When I felt called to ministry as a twenty-year-old, what…

The Neighboring Church: Getting Better at What Jesus Says Matters Most

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: August 10, 2016

Getting the local church to see outside its walls has long been a passion of Rick Rusaw and Brian Mavis as they led LifeBridge Christian Church…

What do Pastor Search Teams need now? My interview with William Vanderbloemen, author of SEARCH: The Pastor Search Committee Handboook

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: June 15, 2016

Dave Travis here. My friend and colleague William Vanderbloemen has another key book out to help those churches with their pastor search process. His…

Reaching the “Unaffiliateds”

By: in: Books, Uncategorized on: May 24, 2016

from The Resurgent Church by Mike McDaniel I pastor a church called Grace Point, and it was born for a certain kind of person,…

A Vision Statement Is Only as Strong as the Leader Is

By: in: Books on: April 20, 2016

by Shawn Lovejoy To be honest, I’m not a big fan of vision statements. Vision statements are a dime a dozen as far as…