West Hills Church Anniversary Celebration

By Will DuVal  |  Associate Pastor, West Hills Church

On September 30th, West Hills Church (formerly known as “Bethany Baptist Church”) celebrated 50 years of gospel ministry in West County, St. Louis. The morning began with a wonderful time of Celebration in Worship - including a medley of “songs from the decades," video testimonies from our...

Stories of Hope from Woodlands Community Church

By Michael Smith  |  Content Specialist, Converge

Distraught over a failed nine-year relationship with his girlfriend, Suresh Gaikwad finally decided to surrender his life to God in fall 2013.

The first thing the Lord told him to do was to leave India and go to America. Suresh had tried to come to the United States in 2001, but his visa...

6 Ideas for Doing a Christmas Offering Well

By Gary Rohrmayer  |  President & Executive Minister

December is the largest giving month for most churches and non-profit organizations. Early in my ministry, I learned that most non-profits see 25% of their giving revenue come in during the last month of the year.  I thought, “Wow. We must be doing really well! Our giving is spread out pretty...

Creating a Culture of Leaders

By Lee Stephenson  |  Executive Director of Converge Church Planting

Where do I find high-capacity leaders? That’s a question and challenge any leader of an organization has asked. When it comes to leadership, you can’t recruit high-level leaders without first developing a culture to do so.

Finding, empowering and reproducing leaders is critical to the...

Showing Christ's Love to Refugee Children

By Michael Smith  |  Content Specialist, Converge

Over the past decade, Rockford, Illinois, has become home to thousands of refugees from around the globe.

Keenly aware of the plight of refugee children and the spiritual needs that only Jesus can fulfill, in 2016 Temple Baptist Church member Heather Dellamater developed The Welcome Project, a...

Each One Raise One

By Bryan Moak  |  Vice President of Church Strengthening

Each one reach one - Each one raise one - Each one start one - Each one send one.

This is the call for us as a movement in Converge and each are a critical reminder of how we will build healthy, fruitful churches. One that is a specific passion for me is “Each one...

IGNITE: Building and Developing Leaders in the Latino Community

By Laura Anderson  |  Director of Marketing

What do you do when you can’t find the type of leaders you are looking for? Why not raise up the leaders yourself? That’s what Pastors Carlos Herrera and Jessy Padilla did when they were struggling to find the second-generation Latino leaders they were seeking....

Church Finance 101

Do you know the 2 keys for raising money in the local church?

The first key to raising money in a church setting is vision. The ability to consistently cast a clear and compelling vision is directly proportionate to your capacity to raise funds. The second key to raising money is integrity: the ability to establish trust with the congregation...

10 Lessons Learned from a Summer of Church Shopping

By Bryan Moak  |  Vice President of Church Strengthening

Last year I wrote an article sharing some lessons I learned as my wife and I were looking for a church home here in Chicago. Several people have asked about the article over this past year, so I thought I would repost it. I hope it will be helpful for you as you begin a new church season this fall.

Since coming on staff with...

CONVERGE RESPONDS: Willow Creek Community Church

By Scott Ridout  |  President of Converge

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Last spring, news of trouble at Willow Creek Community Church rippled through the evangelical world. Bill Hybels, founder of the church and the Willow Creek Association, which serves over 10,000 churches around the world, was...


Subscribe to Front page feed