Slow Down and Listen

As Director of Church Health, part of role is to walk churches through tools like the LifePlan or orient search teams to the transition process or show up to unpack the Church Health survey with boards and leaders.  And as I do this I need to stop and remember that above all what we are […]

The Right Way to Do Church?

“I have no idea what the right way to do church is. And I’m growing increasingly skeptical of anyone who says they know. Sure, I write about it. But most of the time it’s little more than “here’s something that helps me and my church. Maybe it can help you and yours.” Read all of Karl […]

Stuff I Say to Churches

Today I want to talk about celebrating.  Churches need to celebrate more.  I say this all the time.  All kinds of great stuff is happening in our churches.  Miracles even.  People’s eternities are being changed.  They are moving from death to life – that’s how the Bible says it and that’s a miracle.  Hope is […]

7 Reasons Why Small Churches Get Stuck

“More than the number, the key factor that drives the small-church mindset is the value that everyone should know everyone. That value impacts just about everything that the church does. The good news is that this value can also be leveraged to produce both health and growth in a way that larger churches can’t really […]