“Recruiting and keeping church givers and volunteers is harder than it used to be. People keep saying it, so it must be true, right? Wrong. If I was ever tempted to tell pastors to quit whining about something, this is it. Here’s how the party line goes: It used to be fairly easy to get […]
In “7 Lies You’ve Been Telling Yourself About Church“, Kristen Wetherell takes aim at the lies we tell or excuses we make/hear when it comes to church.
“Organizations and churches drift away from their identity and mission. Without constant care and godly leadership, drift pulls a church from her core message and mission. A church doesn’t drift into greater health or better focus…In terms of strategy and mission, there are two common and related drifts that plague churches.” Check out Eric Geiger’s “Two […]
Today is shameless plug day. I want to inform/ remind us all of some of the FMCiC resources available to you and your church as you work on this whole area of church health. Ready? Here we go. The Lifeplan. The LifePlan is a cyclic health conversation designed to lead congregations into responding and faithfully […]
“She was the one member you could count on. She was there “every time the doors were open.” And then she never showed up again. “She simply sent an email of resignation of all ministries and left. This church member experienced classic church burnout. Burnout among church members may not be as obvious and dramatic […]
In response to the abundance of articles that keep trying to tell us what is going to change, Rich Birch takes time to remind us of the things that aren’t likely to change. Read Rich Birch’s, “9 Things That Will Still Be True for Your Church in 10 Years.”
In his blog, “A Reason for the Lack of Discipleship in Church: Unknown Destination,” Robby Gallaty echoes some stuff I wrote about last month, but we can never hear this enough.
“Scriptures clearly remind us that God is building his church. But the reality of church can seem so contradictory to this truth. Reggie McNeal once wrote, “We have the best churches men can build, but we are still waiting for the church that only God can get the credit for.” When things don’t go well at […]
Daniel Darling’s Why Christians Don’t Evangelize is aimed at pastors but we should all prayerfully consider what might be true of us and ask for God’s help to change.
Small Church guru Karl Vaters sounds a call for creatives to emerge and reminds the rest of us how we can help them. Read Vaters’, “The Church Needs More Creative Christians – And Better Critics.”
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