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Pastor Nona Jones Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, business executive, author, and entrepreneur. In her day job she serves as the Head of North America Community Partnerships and Global Faith Based Partnerships at Facebook. She is the bestselling author of two books; Success from the Inside Out, chronicling her unlikely story of […]

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6 Essential Pandemic Practices for Black Churches Over nineteen months ago, many black church leaders began to contemplate these questions regarding COVID-19:  What are we going to do if we cannot meet in person for worship services and conduct regular weekly activities?  How will we respond as spiritual leaders to the pandemic? How will we […]

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Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles since1982. In 2000, the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers),which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013. Dr. […]

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If I were to compose a list of all the things we have learned (so far) by starting Dinner Churches for our Veterans of War the list would be very long. As we continue to minister to our Vets it’s amazing how the Lord is using these Dinner Churches to begin building trust while at […]

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​We are thrilled to have Dr. Wayne Faison as one of our presenters at the Future Church Convocation.  Specifically, Dr. Faison will be sharing on Black Church Revitalization/Re-Missioning the African-American Congregation. This is a journey he knows well and we could not ask for a better guide to take us through these challenging issues. Dr. […]

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The following is an excerpt from Becoming Church:  A Trail Guide for Starting Fresh Expressions. In the summer of 2007, my friends and I graduated from high school and piled into my 1967 Volkswagen Bus for a road trip through Maine that led us to Mt. Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. The […]

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The Dinner Church movement is not happening in a cultural vacuum; there is a reason why it is rebirthing now. We would do well to place these New Passovers that are springing up all around the West into some larger realities. First: The secular worldview populous is now outnumbering the judeo-worldview population 2-to-1. Given that, […]

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We are accustomed to the way things work in the local church. We have our regular rhythms of holidays, kick-offs, events and programs. We are quite comfortable with the way things have been done for decades. Yet, for many congregations these patterns are no longer bearing fruit, and they have slipped into decline. This reformation […]

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The dinner church is not an innovation; it is a recovery project. For the first three-hundred years of Christianity the Jesus Table was the most used sociological form of Christian gatherings. Today we are so far removed from the ways of the first church that we are blind to their ways of  assembling and coming […]

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On February 27th 380 AD Christianity became the official state religion of the Roman Empire and many would say in that moment the era of Christendom began.  We can make a long list of all of the consequences of this historical moment.  One of the outcomes was the church began to build buildings in every […]

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