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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Rebellion against tithing: lashing out at legalism?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a rebellion against tithing by some church members and leaders. However, two consultants point out that setting aside a portion of one’s earnings for God’s work is a biblical idea. It may be that some rebel against the teaching of tithing as a ...
December 04, 2007   Ken Walker

Rebellion against tithing: lashing out at legalism?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a rebellion against tithing by some church members and leaders. However, two consultants point out that setting aside a portion of one’s earnings for God’s work is a biblical idea. It may be that some rebel against the teaching of tithing as a ...
December 04, 2007   Ken Walker

How to maintain the spirit of giving throughout the year (part 2)

Churches that want to foster generosity should not avoid talking and praying about money. In addition, three church consultants suggest some practical ways congregations can increase giving.
December 03, 2007   Ken Walker

Churches need security plans in place

On Thanksgiving evening, two armed robbers broke into First Baptist Church of Dallas and stole thousands of dollars worth of church property. Two church security consultants say the crime emphasizes the need for all churches to have proper security plans in place.
November 28, 2007   Ken Walker

Churches need security plans in place

On Thanksgiving evening, two armed robbers broke into First Baptist Church of Dallas and stole thousands of dollars worth of church property. Two church security consultants say the crime emphasizes the need for all churches to have proper security plans in place.
November 28, 2007   Ken Walker

How to maintain the spirit of giving throughout the year (part 1)

Giving. It’s a topic on everyone’s mind during the Christmas season. So what is the best way for churches to address generosity and the offering plate? Church consultants say giving should be taught all year long in a healthy congregation, but that church members may be particularly receptive in January ...
November 26, 2007   Ken Walker

Positive vision can make a difference

Despite reports that the North American church is in decline, a recent report shows that church planting in the U.S. is healthier than expected. Whether getting involved in missions or taking a different look at the way congregations count their resources, a positive vision can help turn around declining churches.
November 18, 2007   Ken Walker

Positive vision can make a difference

Despite reports that the North American church is in decline, a recent report shows that church planting in the U.S. is healthier than expected. Whether getting involved in missions or taking a different look at the way congregations count their resources, a positive vision can help turn around declining churches.
November 18, 2007   Ken Walker

Seeker sensitivity not necessarily a bad idea

Critics are hailing Willow Creek Community Church’s admission that it needs to change its approach as proof of the flaws of the seeker-sensitive church model. Yet, at the same time the New York Times is reporting how a Jewish organization sought guidance from Saddleback Church. This shows how the world ...
November 11, 2007   Ken Walker

Seeker sensitivity not necessarily a bad idea

Critics are hailing Willow Creek Community Church’s admission that it needs to change its approach as proof of the flaws of the seeker-sensitive church model. Yet, at the same time the New York Times is reporting how a Jewish organization sought guidance from Saddleback Church. This shows how the world ...
November 11, 2007   Ken Walker

If God is alive, bad news can be good

With gasoline prices rising again, the mortgage crisis prompting predictions of a recession and destructive fires in Southern California, bad news is in ample supply. However, when the Church rises above the misery and brings solutions to people’s suffering, bad news becomes an opportunity for believers to act as God’s ...
October 30, 2007   Ken Walker

If God is alive, bad news can be good

With gasoline prices rising again, the mortgage crisis prompting predictions of a recession and destructive fires in Southern California, bad news is in ample supply. However, when the Church rises above the misery and brings solutions to people’s suffering, bad news becomes an opportunity for believers to act as God’s ...
October 30, 2007   Ken Walker

BOOK REVIEW: '15 Characteristics of Effective Pastors'

A pair of pastors interviewed an experienced panel of nine leaders to assemble this instructive, inspiring volume, which will remind readers that serving God is the central point to ministry. It also raises some unsettling questions about how the Church is doing in achieving that goal.
October 29, 2007   Ken Walker

Can we change the church's image problem?

Leading evangelical researchers address young people’s negative perceptions of the Church, in a new book titled "unChristian." By addressing this reality, consultants say that—with some practical steps—churches can improve relationships with the community.
October 17, 2007   Ken Walker

Can we change the Church's image problem?

Leading evangelical researchers address young people’s negative perceptions of the Church in a new book titled "unChristian." By addressing this reality, consultants say that—with some practical steps—churches can improve relationships with the community.
October 17, 2007   Ken Walker

Can we change the church's image problem?

Leading evangelical researchers address young people’s negative perceptions of the Church, in a new book titled "unChristian." By addressing this reality, consultants say that—with some practical steps—churches can improve relationships with the community.
October 17, 2007   Ken Walker

Petitions: Churches should weigh signing carefully

A Christian theater group from Tennessee has organized a petition objecting to offensive remarks made by a winner at September’s Emmy awards. While churches commonly get involved in a variety of petition drives, consultants advising weighing the issue carefully before deciding whether to take a stand as a congregation.
October 02, 2007   Ken Walker

Petitions: Churches should weigh signing carefully

A Christian theater group from Tennessee has organized a petition objecting to offensive remarks made by a winner at September’s Emmy awards. While churches commonly get involved in a variety of petition drives, consultants advising weighing the issue carefully before deciding whether to take a stand as a congregation.
October 02, 2007   Ken Walker

How to avoid lawsuits by knowing the law and remembering Christian teaching

Several dozen members of a Nashville-based megachurch filed a lawsuit this week that seeks to remove the pastor. Since Paul instructed believers to avoid going to court to settle intra-church disputes, I have to wonder if Christian lawsuits aren’t oxymoronic. Couldn’t churches avoid legal trouble by knowing their rights and ...
September 20, 2007   Ken Walker

How to avoid lawsuits by knowing the law and remembering Christian teaching

Several dozen members of a Nashville-based megachurch filed a lawsuit this week that seeks to remove the pastor. Since Paul instructed believers to avoid going to court to settle intra-church disputes, I have to wonder if Christian lawsuits aren’t oxymoronic. Couldn’t churches avoid legal trouble by knowing their rights and ...
September 20, 2007   Ken Walker

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