Posts with the tag “church-culture”
Young Adults on Council!?
October 5th, 2020
One phenomenon that Pivot NW has been watching closely across the last few years is 20-somethings joining the church council.Out of the 20-or-so churches that we've worked with, the number of 20-somet...
Variety of Story
October 5th, 2020
Thumbnail and main image: Sermon on the Mount by Carl Bloch (1877), Public Domain One of the first things we did when we started this project was to dream up an application that would be short enough ...
The Anatomy of an Ideation Lab
October 1st, 2020
If you're anything like me, you might find the word "ideation" intimidating. What is it anyway? And "ideation lab?" I know most of us haven't had to set foot in a lab since high school or maybe colleg...
Succession and Sustainability: Our Year 3 Theme.
September 10th, 2020
Early on in the life of this grant we found ourselves giving general advice as to how to spend some of the considerable fund we had to give out. We had told our tier one churches that we were going to...
Are You Serious about Change?
September 23rd, 2019
PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD Change is hard. As a leader in your congregation, you are constantly facing change, ready or not! Maybe you are a new young adult le...
Are You Ready for Change?
August 7th, 2019
PART 1 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD “The only thing constant in life is change.” This pearl of wisdom is attributed to the Greek writer Heraclitus, 500 years before Jes...
What Are You Reading to Increase Your YA Literacy?
January 8th, 2019
Reviewing the literature that is part and parcel to our work is very revealing. We see both how young adults want to be regarded, and how non-young adults want to or have learned to regard young adult...