Kirk Walden, Author and Speaker
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Welcome! Thanks for joining my home on the web. It’s great to have you on board. After 30+ years as a Christian author and speaker–working with churches and ministries—it’s time to rethink, well, everything. 

Fact: If we are to really influence this world, we’ve got to start thinking differently, in every area. We must rethink things like faith. Like church. Like leadership. 

We’ll look at each of these three topics (Rethinking Church, Rethinking Faith and Rethinking Leadership) and–as crazy as it sounds–redefine each one.

Redefining changes everything, I promise.

Whatever you think when you hear the word, “church,” let’s rethink it together.

If you wonder if you are a good leader, bad leader, or will never be a leader–rethink with me first and I think we’ll find surprising answers.

And whether you are a Christian, a skeptic or somewhere in between, let’s look at what faith means, in a new light. When we do, amazing discoveries await.

So grab a cup of coffee. Join me anytime.

Together, let’s rethink. It’s going to be fun, but also somewhat dangerous when we challenge our traditional thinking. Yet, worth every minute of the journey.

Like I said, it’s great to have you. Let’s do this rethinking thing. Together.

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After decades of working in and with Christian ministries (well, I still do), I’m revisiting a ton of faith issues.

It’s odd that I’m doing this, the rethinking thing.

Speaker Kirk Walden

Honestly, I should be the guy who sticks with what’s always worked, doesn’t rock the boat. Because if there was a poster child for “full time Christian ministry,” it’s me.

I’ve served in churches. Led a ministry for ten years. Coached and consulted ministry CEOs, board members and fundraising staff.

Oh, and I’ve spoken at hundreds of ministry events, helping them raise . . . a lot of funds.

So, what am I “rethinking?” And why?

The truth: I believe people of faith have an opportunity to influence this culture in a way we haven’t seen since the first days of Christianity.

Yes. I really do.

But to get there, we need to rethink what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it. I believe that, too.

Those first followers had a simple faith. We need to get back to that. So, I’m “Rethinking Church.”

And, they engaged their culture so well, the people of the day were coming to them in droves, saying, “I want to follow, too.” We can do that again today, if we “Rethink Evangelism.”

Another thing? They were nimble–making changes in structure and leadership on the fly when needed. If we “Rethink Leadership,” we’ve got a chance to do the same thing.

My hope? You’ll stop by here often and join me. And, I want to connect with you. Subscribe. Drop me an email (kirk@1stfaith.com). Believe me, I mean it. Your thoughts matter to me.

So that’s me. 

Thanks for coming by. Drop in anytime. The coffee is warm.