Church Health

We Need to Buy Tickets!

Let’s start with an old joke.  A guy, let’s call him Bob, prayed every night for God to help him win the lottery. Yet, he never did win the lottery. He cried out, made all kinds of promises about what he would do with the money, and tried everything he …

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So…Church Planting…

What can of things can the Leadership Development/ Church Health guy write about church planting?  I guess it could be some of the same old stuff: We need church plants to replace churches that close, so pray for plants and planters. Healthy church plants need healthy established churches to help …

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It Can’t Just Be Talk

The other day someone was reminding me of the Discipleship material we have developed as a movement.  For those who didn’t know we had discipleship materials check out the website.  It’s all there.  They were commenting on how helpful the Pathway Diagram (the tree and the four mileposts) has been …

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Self-Aware and Healthy

As I read and research church health and revitalization, I am struck by how often people suggest a church should hire an “outsider” to help them see clearly. Whether it is a mystery shopper or a fully paid consultant, the idea is that this “outsider” can help leaders get a …

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