“For most of my life, I rejected the “r” word. Ritual. After all, why would I want to pray someone else’s prayer? (Never mind the fact that this is precisely what we do when we read the Psalms.) Who wants to perform a mindless activity? Eventually, I realized that I had a hyper-individualistic conception of […]
One of the foundations of church revitalization is the development of leaders. In his blog, “4 Warning Signs Your Church Isn’t Developing Leaders,” Eric Geiger explores – you guessed it – four warning signs your church isn’t developing leaders.
With all the focus on millennials, Carey Nieuwhof takes time to check in with the 50+ crowd in his blog, Shut Down the Bus Tours: What Older Church Members Should Really Be Doing.
Thom Rainer’s “The Three Most Common Sentences of Dying Churches” weighs in with more symptoms of unhealthy in a church. Is it time for a quick check up?
Lots of people talk about taking a personal spiritual retreat or spending a day apart with God, but aren’t sure where to start so it just never happens. In 8 Tips for a Personal Retreat Day, Andrew Camp talks about how to take a personal retreat.
“We live in a culture that is so obsessed with a bigger-is-better mindset, that we’ve allowed it to creep into the body of Christ. It’s become such an automatic part of our thought process, that many people in ministry can’t even see this obvious third option for small, struggling churches.” Read Karl Vaters’ Grow It or Close […]
“We all want healthy small groups. But without a central focus on God and growing in our faith, we are simply a gathering of people who meet for coffee when it’s convenient. Coffee is great but healthy groups practice spiritual habits that form hearts and lives into being disciples of Jesus.” In many churches, tis’ […]
“There are no cookie-cutter solutions for reversing a church in decline. Churches have unique characteristics because they have different people. There are different reasons that cause decline. It could be anything from poor leadership to being locked into the traditions of men or simply a change in population in the community. It’s difficult to copy what […]
Church Health fav Karl Vaters says, “There is no cost too high to pay for the salvation of souls. But there is a cost too high to pay for bigger churches.” Read more in “7 Times When Church Growth Isn’t Worth the Cost.”
In his blog, Is There Such Thing as a Private Relationship With God?, Jarrid Wilson talks about the difference between private and personal when it comes to our relationship with God.
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