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Strategic Planning Resource Page

The Strategic Planning Team will post information and reference material on this page regularly.  You can find interactive content at the private Facebook group of the Kirk at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2735393073183977 .  Please request access through the Kirk’s main Facebook page to participate in the dialog.

More from Gil Rendle - New! Rev. Rendle's Journey in the Wilderness book continued. The book is packed with both cogent observations and practical suggestions, both represented in these excerpts. Click here
It's Not Your Parents' Church Anymore - New! The author of this fine piece, Norman Bendroth, describes the seismic shift in our society, how that has affected churches and offers some prescriptions for moving forward. Click here
Next Church - New! Next Church is a dedicated group of church professionals who are actively discerning the role of the church in the 21st century. Their annual meetings generate significant material that you can find on their resources page. Click here
Church Consultant and Pastor Rev. Gil Rendle authored a detailed analysis of mainline churches in his book Lost in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches.


His conclusions may surprise you.

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Pew Research Center Study This Pew study focuses on young adults and religion and society. Click here
The Lewis Center This contribution focuses on what young adults are looking for in churches ... including disruption."The challenge for the last act of the retiring baby boomer generation of seminary and church leaders is determining how to enable and empower this generation to disrupt us." Click here
More to come