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Doug Parks

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Church Design | Events | Leadership

Why the Connection Card Isn’t Working at Your Church

By: Doug Parks
August 29, 2016

Many churches use a response card of some type as a tool for communication and connection, both with newcomers and existing members who want to learn more about a program or ministry. In our work at Intentional Churches, we're in churches of all sizes and types and have seen many variations. There is the bulletin insert, the attendance card in the back of the pew (one side for members, one side for non-members), and the simple program tear-out.

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Events | Leadership

4 Keys to Eliminating Ministry Burnout

By: Doug Parks
August 11, 2016

If you are like me, burnout and dejection are familiar companions in ministry. In fact, I’ve struggled with both for most of my ministry career.

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.

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Church Design | Events | Leadership | Millennials

Generational Intelligence for Growing Churches

By: Doug Parks
April 21, 2016

I'm a Gen X-er. Born between 1964 and 1980, my generation is sometimes referred to as the “neglected middle child,” falling between the older Baby Boomers and the burgeoning Millennials. Within the church world, I often find myself sitting between church leadership generations, and here's what I've come to understand.

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Church Design | Events | Leadership

5 Critical Outcomes for Pastors that Learn the Power of Self-Discovery

By: Doug Parks
March 31, 2016

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