We are excited to welcome Kendal Anderson as the Part-Time Interim Director of Church Strengthening for our Southeast region. Kendal has been a Converge pastor
Pastor, this fall would be an excellent opportunity to take your church to a deeper level as you relaunch your church. Converge MidAmerica’s 21 Days
Last week, the Executive Board of Overseers for Converge MidAmerica and the Board of Stewards for Converge Southeast sensed the Holy Spirit leading us to
Guidance from the Illinois Governor’s Office for Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and
Every church this fall will have an opportunity to relaunch and retool their ministry. We hope this series of articles will inspire and practically assist
Let’s celebrate together the ways that God is at work in our churches! Check out these awesome stories from Converge MidAmerica churches. Chicago Delivers Chicago
Hosting a drive-in service in a high school parking lot. Recording a virtual sunrise service at a farm. Using online technology to share the gospel with more people than ever before.
It is surreal to think that we are approaching the end of the fifth week of the Covid-19 quarantine. In fact, some of us have
In just a few days, we will be celebrating our first “virtual” Easter Sunday in our churches. I’m pretty sure it is accurate to say
It is surreal to think that we are finishing up week three of the Covid-19 quarantine. Nothing is normal for any of us. To be
In reviewing Illinois’s Stay at Home Executive Order 2020-10, it is my understanding that church gatherings of more than 10 persons is expressly prohibited by
In light of the CDC’s recommendation that all gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled for the next 8 weeks, your church staff may
With the unprecedented state of our country right now, many churches are navigating the transition to online church. Whether your church has been streaming Sunday
Social media can be overwhelming, especially when it’s not our first priority. If you’re trying to come up with something to post to your church’s
I am passionate about church planting for a number of reasons: Church Planting is the main vehicle for expressing God’s mission. Church Planting is a
When the thought of doing a residency was first proposed to me I was certain my family and I were not going to do it.
Death is certain. On April 17th, 1790, in Philidelphia, a famous statesman, philosopher, printer, scientist, and abolitionist died at the age of 84. His impact
Did you ever watch Scooby-Doo? I did. I still remember the rerun of the 1972 episode with Jonathan Winters (1925-2013). Did you see that one?
Many church plants start off by meeting in a shared location, but when is the right time for them to find a permanent home? Grace
May is “Church Health Month” around here at Converge MidAmerica. It is a season in our calendar where we encourage churches to take a close
A few years ago when I was in Israel, we drove to the Valley of Elah where David battled with Goliath. People wanted to get
What do you do when you can’t find the type of leaders you are looking for? Why not raise up the leaders yourself? That’s what