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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Bill Hybels: Evangelism is every believer's work

Bill Hybels' best-selling book on evangelism continues to generate attention. It has stimulated four-week church witnessing campaigns, the next one starting in October. The well-known megachurch leader explains to Church Central how intentionally reaching out to non-Christians can create opportunities to share your faith.
September 10, 2007   Ken Walker

Consulting your way out of conflict

Church conflict not only detracts from the message of the gospel, it discourages young ministry candidates from working within churches and often drives current pastors away as well. How can your church overcome arguments and schisms? A church consultant can provide a way out.
September 03, 2007   Ken Walker

Church dilemma: stemming the outflow of young adults

A recent survey by LifeWay Research, part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s publishing division, about the large percentage of young adult church dropouts has attracted considerable attention.
August 20, 2007   Ken Walker

Church dilemma: stemming the outflow of young adults

A recent survey by LifeWay Research, part of the Southern Baptist Convention’s publishing division, about the large percentage of young adult church dropouts has attracted considerable attention.
August 20, 2007   Ken Walker

Will automated giving gain widespread acceptance?

A recent issue of Time magazine spotlighted the appearance of ATM machines in church lobbies, which it attributes to the federal government now requiring receipts for charitable donations of less than $250. There are many other interesting implications of this trend, from questions of eschatology to whether churches will embrace ...
August 09, 2007   Ken Walker

Will automated giving gain widespread acceptance?

A recent issue of Time magazine spotlighted the appearance of ATM machines in church lobbies, which it attributes to the federal government now requiring receipts for charitable donations of less than $250. There are many other interesting implications of this trend, from questions of eschatology to whether churches will embrace ...
August 09, 2007   Ken Walker

BOOK REVIEW: '11 Innovations in the Local Church'

Innovation for the sake of change is a potential hazard, one that can lead churches down the road of biblical infidelity and irrelevance. Yet in a new book, three veterans of church growth review dynamic forms of churches that are reaching the lost and changing their communities. "11 Innovations in ...
August 06, 2007   Ken Walker

Teach generosity through the joys of giving

Instead of trying to persuade or browbeat people into giving more, Steve McSwain believes the Church should change its approach. The author of a new book on the topic, this executive of a major charitable fund-raising firm believes people should be taught generosity as a way of life. Then, their ...
July 30, 2007   Ken Walker

Getting outside the church to reach the world

Leadership consultant Reggie McNeal often speaks about the need for churches to adopt a "missional" mindset by venturing outside their buildings to become missionaries to their communities. Now, there are signs that this message is penetrating congregations around the nation.
July 29, 2007   Ken Walker

Getting outside the church to reach the world

Leadership consultant Reggie McNeal often speaks about the need for churches to adopt a "missional" mindset by venturing outside their buildings to become missionaries to their communities. Now, there are signs that this message is penetrating congregations around the nation.
July 29, 2007   Ken Walker

VBS: A venerable institution still has value

With origins in the late 1890s, Vacation Bible School may seem like an antiquated event with little relevance in modern times. However, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination recently reported VBS was its single most effective evangelism tool last year. This shows how VBS can help fulfill the wisdom of Proverbs ...
July 17, 2007   Ken Walker

VBS: A venerable institution still has value

With origins in the late 1890s, Vacation Bible School may seem like an antiquated event with little relevance in modern times. However, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination recently reported VBS was its single most effective evangelism tool last year. This shows how VBS can help fulfill the wisdom of Proverbs ...
July 17, 2007   Ken Walker

Churches go 'green,' say care for creation is biblical

Traditionally, environmental causes haven’t aligned with evangelical causes. Even now, as environmentalism grows into the mainstream, it hasn’t received a globally warm welcome in many evangelical churches. However, three conservative pastors, who are leading congregations into more environmental activism, say caring for God’s creation is a biblical mandate.
July 10, 2007   Ken Walker

Online listing reminds churches of need for caution

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has posted the names of pastors once affiliated with its churches who have been convicted of sexual abuse. This step is a reminder that churches need to use vigilance and wisdom in screening out potential troublemakers, including pastors, staff members and volunteers.
June 13, 2007   Ken Walker

Prayer reports can enlist participation

While most believers would agree prayer is a cornerstone of Christianity, polls show few are satisfied with their prayer life. However, sharing about answers to prayer can spark excitement and encourage others to pray.
June 06, 2007   Ken Walker

Today's headlines parallel biblical times

Survey shows fewer Americans embracing biblical beliefs. Churches may be lax in discipleship efforts—especially with young people.
May 30, 2007   Ken Walker

Today's headlines parallel biblical times

Survey shows fewer Americans embracing biblical beliefs. Churches may be lax in discipleship efforts—especially with young people.
May 30, 2007   Ken Walker

Today's headlines parallel biblical times

Survey shows fewer Americans embracing biblical beliefs. Churches may be lax in discipleship efforts—especially with young people.
May 30, 2007   Ken Walker

Blackaby: Church health linked to pastor's spiritual health

Pastors and church leaders face complex challenges in today’s world as they seek to lead people into a closer walk with God. Richard Blackaby of Blackaby Ministries International—founded by his father, Henry Blackaby—advises that to accomplish that goal they need to focus first on developing their own spiritual lives.
May 28, 2007   Ken Walker

Remove barriers to fellowship: Ways of welcoming that work

Church consultants say most congregations fall short of really welcoming outsiders. They offer some suggestions for extending a welcoming hand that really communicates friendliness, as well as for building closer relationships among members.
April 29, 2007   Ken Walker

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