This book tells the story of a group of pastors who teamed up to learn whether “real change was possible in their personal lives and in the lives of their congregations”. The participants each share their part in the learning … Read the rest
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Have you tried to lead change, even a small one, in your church and ministry and found it extremely difficult? Do you find people in your church armed with a shield of resistance to any change? Is leading change one … Read the rest
From your own experience what would you list as the top 5 reasons churches are declining in our country? I don’t have research at my finger tips to support my own thoughts on this topic but I offer what I … Read the rest
Have you planned out your succession as the lead pastor? What about those on your staff? Below are resources to help you sort this out.
Thom Rainer, president of Lifeway, states in his book, Autopsy of a Deceased Church, that 40% of the churches in the U.S. are sick and another 40% are very sick. Thom estimates that only 10% of the churches are … Read the rest
Below are three resources that can help you figure out how to help your congregation balance their focus. It is reported that 97 cents out of every dollar in our church budgets are designated to care for the members and … Read the rest
What does “status quo” mean to you? Google it and the following definition is provided.
status quo is a latin phrase meaning the existing state of affairs: the present customs and practices
What is the status quo doing to or… Read the rest
My wife and I have visited over a 100 churches in the last 3 years as we develop resources to strengthen the guest services of churches (along with other things). We visited one church recently who clearly are haunted by … Read the rest
What is the difference between Discovery, Invention and Innovation…and what does this have to do with your ministry?
Discovery is finding something that already exists and has been around for a long time. For example: Isaac Newton discovered gravity.… Read the rest
The leadership of your ministry can be divided into two primary parts, your process and your people. While your process deals with important things like your mission, vision, and strategic plan you can’t implement them without your people. Therefore … Read the rest