Fall 2019: Membership and Attendance


Following Jesus into people’s lives by Karen Martens Zimmerly and Terry Martens Zimmerly
A look at how we embrace new patterns in church attendance

Is the church a barrier to baptism? by Irma Fast Dueck
Claiming baptismal membership as a spiritual discipline

Mustard seed neighbours by Alissa Bender
Building networks of relationship

Question by Doug Klassen, Sandra Montes-Martinez, Mindy Nolt
How is your congregation working at keeping people connected?

A living, kind of messy community by Kyle Penner
Eliminating the membership requirement

Open doors, open hearts by Hannah Kurz
Reflecting God’s love through building use


Editorial by Amy Gingerich
Joining the larger story

In worship by Sara Erb
Wrestling with Scripture

In the Word by Brad Roth
Magis with less

In the family by Talashia Keim Yoder
Enacting God’s big story

In the details by Paul Loewen
Functional zero

In the world by Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells
Evangelizing within the church

Leader tips

Faith and fellowship in small congregations by Byron Pellecer; Changing spaces by Rafael Duerksen

Worship Resources

Advent to Epiphany: What are you waiting for?

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