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Denominations

By Venture Church Network / June 17, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches June 2014 E-Newsletter       One major reason for the creation of denominations and church associations was that congregations realized they could often do more together then they could individually.  The sending of missionaries to foreign countries is often used…

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What is Attractive?

By Venture Church Network / April 17, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches April 2014 E-Newsletter       Fourteen months ago a declining congregation of less than one hundred people went through a church consultation. One key result was that the congregation needed to become much more involved with their community. Taking this…

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The Problem is Never Just the Problem

By Venture Church Network / March 17, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches March 2014 E-Newsletter       I recognize that any model of governance will work if the people doing the governing understand and practice the beliefs that they are in positions of responsibility to accomplish an agreed upon mission and to…

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Cultural Architects

By Venture Church Network / February 17, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches February 2014 E-Newsletter       In accomplishing their mission, congregations interact with three cultures. They are our national culture, the congregation’s local culture and the individual culture of each congregation. However congregations also deal with three other cultures in how…

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The Hearts of Disciples

By Venture Church Network / January 17, 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][text_output] Dr. Paul Borden Rocky Mountain Church Network Catalyst/Coach Taken from Growing Healthy Churches January 2014 E-Newsletter         We in GHC (Growing Healthy Churches) believe pastors should know what people give. If the pastor is the Spiritual leader of the congregation, as most congregations I work with would attest, than the pastor…

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