6 Ways to Bring a Church Back to Life

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Bringing Your Church Back to Life Why are so many congregations in decline and dying?  Not too many years ago I saw a congregation drop in attendance to less than five members.  Several pastors were willing to work with the fellowship only to discover that the few members left did not want to follow their […]

Transitions, Part 5: Facing Risk

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By the Book or Out of the Box? Two Ways to Face Risk Every ministry adopts rules that are unique to its culture. Members of your team follow those procedures differently. Some embrace risk and break rules to press forward. Others naturally follow established procedures. Facing risk – along with processing information, solving problems, and […]

3 Deadly Reasons Why My Church Is Dying?

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3 Deadly Reasons Why My Church Is Dying? Today is Sunday, and while I am writing this blog, there have been several hundred congregations that have closed their doors in the past few weeks.  Other churches are looking into their future, and it is not looking good.  As this is taking place, many people are […]

Are You A Good Listener

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People just want to be heard.  Regardless of your line of work or profession, they want you to listen to them and care about what’s important to them.  I was assisting a man with a practical need yesterday.  Though his need was material, his greater need was to talk…for two hours…and for me to simply […]

From Chaos to Glory

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Conflict is all around us.  Some minor conflict can actually help people grow.  God can even use it to bring glory to Himself as people place their focus back onto Him. Unfortunately, an epidemic of more serious destructive conflict situations have infiltrated today’s churches.  In his book From Chaos to Glory  Dr. Robert Williamson addresses […]

17 Important Keys How To Grow A Small Church

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    17 Important Keys How To Grow A Small Church       What are the keys in growing a healthy church?  Have you ever thought about why some congregations are not growing?  Why do most fellowships stay small?  This question is nothing new.  In fact, there are some leaders today who believe that church […]

9 Church Growth Principles to Really Help Your Church

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9 Church Growth Principles Is your fellowship growing?  Do you believe that your church has potential for healthy growth?  Here are 9 church growth principles and characteristics to consider as you think about your congregation. Growing churches set goals. They know where they are going and continually update their goals.  How big is your dream […]

Lessons From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

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Recently, I have reflected often on the life of a particular church. I recall several attempts by its members to strength it’s life and ministry over the past several months. We did some things here, tried to make some improvements there, implemented a few adjustments, worked harder in that area, attempted to add some efforts […]