Eric Geiger keeps it simple with three marks of a healthy church. Simple but good. Check out “Marks of a Healthy Culture.”
“As a pastor, I hated the idea of evaluation. It sounded too much like a way to open myself up to needless criticism. After all, who really wants to invite an outsider to tell them what they are doing wrong, add more “to do’s” to their list, or make them feel guilty for what they […]
“There are certain metrics and issues physicians check when we go to the doctor. They want to check our blood pressure and temperature. They do blood tests to see if there are any warning signs. They are looking for symptoms that might indicate real problems exist. After working with churches for thirty years, I too […]
Am I My City’s Keeper? Jesus served people he came to save. We should join him in that mission. by Ed Stetzer For the full story click here.
There is one phrase that I have heard over and over again during my two years as Director of Church Health. Are you ready? Here it is: “But you don’t understand. We aren’t a typical Free Methodist Church.” “We aren’t a typical Free Methodist Church.” To be honest, I am never really sure how to […]
From the title, it may seem that Krish Kandiah is simply being critical of some methodology. But look a little more closely at, “Want to Share the Gospel? Here Are Four Bad Approaches” and he gets us thinking about how we share our faith.
“Transformational discipleship involves moving from the row of chairs in your church or church pew where you are simply in proximity to one another, to sitting in circles, to then being in community with one another.” – Ed Stetzer “5 Essential Elements of a Transformational Small Group Environment,” gives us things to think about as we […]
“This is a question that I have asked myself numerous times. How do I get kids to fall deeper in love with the God who created them? How do I get them to own their faith and eventually share it with others? How do we get kids to understand that salvation is so much more […]
Craig Thompson talks about some steps you can take to avoid sacrificing your ministry for your family in his blog, “Don’t Sacrifice Your Ministry for Your Family.”
I have noticed that lots of professional type blogs have lists. So in an attempt to be more “bloggy” and because it’s kind of an easy out – I made a list. I realize as I type this that summer is almost half over but here are my tips for making the most of the […]
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