Stuff I Say to Churches

Every church is different.  And so every conversation I have with churches has its own flavour.  That being said, there are a few things that I seem to say to a lot of churches as we talk about becoming healthier.  So I thought I should write them down and reflect on them a bit. There […]

7 Ingredients for Caring for the Sick

In his blog, 7 Ingredients for Caring for the Sick, Rick Warren urges us not to procrastinate or make excuses when caring for the sick, “The Christian approach to pain, suffering, and sickness is compassion, mercy, tenderness, and caring. Matthew records, When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary […]

What We Need

I’m going to say something that might be obvious to you.  It’s something that needs to be said repeatedly.  And it’s something we should never forget but I’m afraid that sometimes we do. We need God.  When it comes to building a healthy church, we need God.  When it comes to making disciples, we need […]

5 Healthy Church Attitudes

In my ongoing reading and research of church revitalization and church turn around, there are five ideas that I keep bumping into.    Be committed to regular, ongoing prayer.  First off, church revitalization or health is God’s work.  It is a spiritual exercise more than it’s a programmatic series of steps.  We need to pray […]