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Growth Barriers

Church Planting
Converge MidAmerica Team

Why Participate in an NCD?

My name is Gary Ricci and I am the pastor of New Hope Christian Community Church. Our church was planted in 2009 in Round Lake, Illinois. I was the associate

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Celebrations
Converge MidAmerica Team

Great progress, greater opportunities

Written by Ben Greene Outside South Carolina’s first Converge church, Hurricane Florence was thrashing pines and palmettos. But inside, Source Connection was worshiping Jesus for the first time. Pastor Paul

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Church Planting
Converge MidAmerica Team

What should I do when no one shows up?

Leadership is lonely. It’s easy to feel alone as a church planter, especially in the early days. It can be difficult to pour time and energy into an event or

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Celebrations
Gary Rohrmayer

Defining Moments…Examples to Follow

Twenty years ago this fall, Converge MidAmerica experienced a breakthrough moment in launching four church plants within five weeks of the attacks at the World Trade Center on 9-11. Up

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Church Strengthening
Converge MidAmerica Team

Adapting Our Church in the Pandemic

Grace Bible Church has been a part of Converge long before I became the pastor as they were founded and led by the late Pastor Rod Walker. I became pastor

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Church Strengthening
Converge MidAmerica Team

Defining Our Next Steps

When our church celebrated our one-year anniversary, I realized that we were actually going to make it as a church.  We had all the things going that a healthy church

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Church Planting
Bryan Moak

Maintaining Our Focus

Remember Dug, the talking dog from the movie “Up”? He had a device that allowed his master to hear and understand him. What we discover is that as much as

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Church Strengthening
Gary Rohrmayer

Ten Marks of a Coachable Leader

Overview This ebook is designed to be used in a leadership setting with your church board, church staff, ministry team or even in a small group setting.  Our prayer is that God

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Church Strengthening
Gary Rohrmayer

The First Church Bully-Diotrephes

There is a lot about bullying in the headlines these days! Bullying on school buses. Bullying on the internet. Bullying in the work place. But bullying in church? It is

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