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Robert Rynders

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The Rev. Robert Rynders explodes the idea that churches grow because of their stances on any social issue. Instead, he asserts that churches decline because they fail to create genuinely interesting and inspiring communities of faith. Read more

Local Church 1 Comments

The Church Isn't Dying, It's Already Dead

The Rev. Robert Rynders puts some perspective on the issue of whether The United Methodist Church is a dying denomination. Read more

Mar 29, 2013 7:39 PM Rob Rynders

Perhaps the UMC needs to step back and look at discerning its true purpose rather than pushing for the "profitability" of numerical growth, writes the Rev. Robert Rynders of the new blog, "Rethink Bishop." Read more

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Why the UMC Needs an Era of Innovation

When it comes to charting a future for The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Robert Rynders thinks it's time to apply some genuine innovation, not just tinker with existing polity. Read more

Dec 19, 2012 5:10 PM Rob Rynders 1 Comments