Ken Walker

An experienced freelance writer, co-author and book editor, Ken Walker edits blogs for several contributors to Church Central and has coached various bloggers for the site. A member of the Christian PEN (Proofreaders and Editors Network), he has co-authored, edited or contributed to more than 50 books. You can see samples of his work or ask about his services as a writing coach by going to http://www.KenWalkerWriter.com or by e-mailing kenwalker33@gmail.com.

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Downsizing for evangelism

A former denominational leader has established a new, non-profit organization aimed at helping pastors and lay leaders to reach a generation that is often turned off by traditional forms of church. This conversational form of evangelism aims to forsake mass crusade-style events to touch the world on a more personal ...
June 25, 2008   Ken Walker

Downsizing for evangelism

A former denominational leader has established a new, non-profit organization aimed at helping pastors and lay leaders to reach a generation that is often turned off by traditional forms of church. This conversational form of evangelism aims to forsake mass crusade-style events to touch the world on a more personal ...
June 25, 2008   Ken Walker

Be wary of judging situations by soundbites

Both would-be presidential candidates have rejected pastoral endorsements based on supposed intemperate statements by the ministers. However, judging a pastor based on short sound clips or other material that appears on the Internet is an unsound practice. So is using scant evidence to determine whether a move of God is ...
June 11, 2008   Ken Walker

Be wary of judging situations by soundbites

Both would-be presidential candidates have rejected pastoral endorsements based on supposed intemperate statements by the ministers. However, judging a pastor based on short sound clips or other material that appears on the Internet is an unsound practice. So is using scant evidence to determine whether a move of God is ...
June 11, 2008   Ken Walker

Largest protestant denomination may be cut in half by 2030

In a recent interview, the outgoing president of the Southern Baptist Convention warned that unless its members face reality, by 2030 the denomination could shrink from 44,000 to 20,000 churches. There are other signs that shifts and upheaval can be expected in the years ahead. The key to meeting this ...
June 02, 2008   Ken Walker

Largest protestant denomination may be cut in half by 2030

In a recent interview, the outgoing president of the Southern Baptist Convention warned that unless its members face reality, by 2030 the denomination could shrink from 44,000 to 20,000 churches. There are other signs that shifts and upheaval can be expected in the years ahead. The key to meeting this ...
June 02, 2008   Ken Walker

What one thing would you ask God to do?

An online discussion among four megachurch pastors wound up creating a worldwide project that will involve high-tech pulpit exchanges at approximately 1,000 churches during June. In answering the question, "Lord, make us (what)?" the leaders of this experiment have opened additional possibilities that could strengthen unity within the Church.
May 29, 2008   Ken Walker

What one thing would you ask God to do?

An online discussion among four megachurch pastors wound up creating a worldwide project that will involve high-tech pulpit exchanges at approximately 1,000 churches during June. In answering the question, "Lord, make us (what)?" the leaders of this experiment have opened additional possibilities that could strengthen unity within the Church.
May 29, 2008   Ken Walker

Giving goes on despite gasoline-fueled inflation

A recent survey by LifeWay Research showed that 76 percent of Southern Baptist churches are at or above 2008 budget targets despite soaring prices for gasoline, food and other supplies. This trend can be seen in other denominations, showing that God's people still know how to be generous. With much ...
May 19, 2008   Ken Walker

Giving goes on despite gasoline-fueled inflation

A recent survey by LifeWay Research showed that 76 percent of Southern Baptist churches are at or above 2008 budget targets despite soaring prices for gasoline, food and other supplies. This trend can be seen in other denominations, showing that God's people still know how to be generous. With much ...
May 19, 2008   Ken Walker

Christians sharing health care costs alternative to insurance

High health care costs are of concern to everyone, but especially small churches that can't afford to provide medical coverage to their pastor or other staff members. An alternative to insurance is health care cost sharing ministries, which help their members pay each other's bills. Though not legally insurance, they ...
May 11, 2008   Ken Walker

Christians sharing health care costs alternative to insurance

High health care costs are of concern to everyone, but especially small churches that can't afford to provide medical coverage to their pastor or other staff members. An alternative to insurance is health care cost sharing ministries, which help their members pay each other's bills. Though not legally insurance, they ...
May 11, 2008   Ken Walker

Should churches pray for lower gas prices?

A Washington, D.C. community organizer attracted considerable news coverage recently when he led public pray-ins for cheaper gasoline prices. While the skyrocketing cost of fuel affects everyone and especially harms those in poverty, the Church needs to remember its prayers should extend further. In a world alarmed by high gas ...
May 06, 2008   Ken Walker

Should churches pray for lower gas prices?

A Washington, D.C. community organizer attracted considerable news coverage recently when he led public pray-ins for cheaper gasoline prices. While the skyrocketing cost of fuel affects everyone and especially harms those in poverty, the Church needs to remember its prayers should extend further. In a world alarmed by high gas ...
May 06, 2008   Ken Walker

"Expelled" deserves grassroots support from the Church

A new documentary, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," exposes the censorship, ridicule and loss of job facing anyone in academic or other fields who dares to question Charles Darwin's evolutionary theories. Though not a gospel-based film, in exposing widespread attacks on God in the scientific community, it deserves support from the ...
April 22, 2008   Ken Walker

The Church can make a difference in divorce rates

In a recently-completed survey, Christians didn't fare much better than the rest of society when it comes to divorce rates. Study director George Barna says Americans are becoming so accustomed to divorce many see it as a rite of passage. But with good planning and a long-term commitment, the Church ...
April 10, 2008   Ken Walker

The Church can make a difference in divorce rates

In a recently-completed survey, Christians didn't fare much better than the rest of society when it comes to divorce rates. Study director George Barna says Americans are becoming so accustomed to divorce many see it as a rite of passage. But with good planning and a long-term commitment, the Church ...
April 10, 2008   Ken Walker

Bad economy, rising costs chance for Church to shine

The rising cost of basic necessities amid a weak economy contains a silver lining: crisis creates opportunities for the Church to shine. Many congregations are meeting the challenge, as shown by stories about the ways churches are reaching out to their communities.
April 01, 2008   Ken Walker

Bad economy, rising costs chance for Church to shine

The rising cost of basic necessities amid a weak economy contains a silver lining: crisis creates opportunities for the Church to shine. Many congregations are meeting the challenge, as shown by stories about the ways churches are reaching out to their communities.
April 01, 2008   Ken Walker

Earth-friendly is good for church finances and evangelism

A leading Bible publisher recently announced it will discontinue the use of synthetic covers, symbolizing environmental moves that are increasing across the Christian world. Not only can energy saving steps save considerable sums of money, they can create opportunities to witness with the non-church-going world. That creates a win-win situation.
March 27, 2008   Ken Walker

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