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Category Archives: Innovation

Conversations: Kevin Penry on Central Support Reaching Beyond a Location

By: in: Conversations, Innovation on: October 16, 2014

We are excited to continue a new Leadership Network blog series called "Conversations on Church Innovations." These video and audio posts feature candid conversations with innovative…

Can you craft a whole book from one small sermon of Paul?

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World proves you can. Not only that, it proves that…

Building a church startup ecosystem in your city (Part 3)

By: in: Church Planting, Innovation, Kingdom on: August 3, 2014

Summary--This blog post (part three in the three-part series) puts forth the case that building a church-planting ecosystem in a city, typified by generosity…

Building a church startup ecosystem in your city (Part 2)

Summary--This blog post (part two in the three-part series) puts forth the case that building a church-planting ecosystem in a city, typified by generosity…

Building a church startup ecosystem in your city (Part 1)

Summary--This blog post puts forth the case that building a church-planting ecosystem in a city, typified by generosity of time and resources, that involves…

Conversations: Shawn Ring on Leveraging Technology and Discipleship

By: in: Conversations, Innovation, Video on: June 12, 2014

We are very excited to preview a new series at the Leadership Network blog today called "Conversations on Church Innovations".  These video and audio…

“If you give me a lever and a place to stand, I can move the world&”

By: in: General Interest, Innovation on: December 10, 2012

Lately I’ve been thinking about the power of an idea. How do good ideas get traction or take flight. Why is it that some…

“We are not Castaways but Colonists&”

A few months ago, at the recommendation of a young co-worker, I read Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island. Here’s how the book begins: Five Union…

The Church as a Keystone Species

A couple of days ago I was listening to Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From, while taking a morning walk. Its a very interesting…

how different people accept something new

By: in: General Interest, Innovation on: August 26, 2008

Everett Rogers' research has been formative in the strategies of how (some) new ideas become a commonly adopted practice, popularized in his book, Diffusion…