ABOUT JAMES EMERY WHITE

James Emery White
James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, NC, and the ranked adjunctive professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which he also served as their fourth president. He is the founder of Serious Times and this blog was originally posted at his website www.churchandculture.org.

Five Movements to Maximize Outreach Effectiveness

5 outreach shifts that almost every church should be able to make that will help situate your church toward greater effectiveness at reaching the unchurched.

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Discipleship Can Be Served, But Never Delivered

The goal of discipleship is not a crowd, but rather a core of committed Christ followers who are fleshing out the life of Christ in everything.

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4 Giving Gimmicks that Cheapen Biblical Stewardship

Nothing about money and the church should be gimmicky. Even the giving.

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3 Features of Church Government NOT Found in the Bible

Most forms of church government have three features that dominate their structure, but none of them serve morale, effectiveness, or unity – and none are found in the Bible.

 

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Recent Comments
I love the intentionality here as well as the challenge to look at the data. That's missing so many times. I would like to offer a contrarian's take. Church members and regular attenders have so many ways to get information: Announcements, bulletins, social channels, relationships, and email being among the options. But brand new people are likely going to check out the website and that's it. It might be wiser for churches with limited time and resources to focus their website almost exclusively to guests. This group of people isn't looking for a calendar of events but wants to know about regular programs. They probably aren't interested in watching all of the messages but instead may want to preview one of the services. For the times we need church members to go to websites (sign up for camp, join a group, etc), we're probably better off designing and promoting a specific page rather than cluttering up the homepage.
 
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A great question! Unfortunately, the Church Unique Kit is no longer available in print form. We are working on revising it and updating it into an online experience, but that project is at least six months out. An alternative is to come to an upcoming certification class. There is one May 15-18 in Houston, and October 23-26 in Atlanta.
 
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Clarity Process

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