Looking for new ways to reach your church audience? We have your answer: it is fast, easily accessible and seriously underutilized for making disciples.
So you just heard the news that a new church or campus is opening up in your town … how do you respond? If we’re honest, our initial response is typically negative, but this mindset needs to change because competition-thinking is stuck-thinking.
With most churches preaching in decades-old formats, I wonder if pastors are equipped for the direction of future preaching. So, where do we go from here?
We all know ministry can cause potential disaster in our lives due to the pace we run. But, there’s also room for tremendous success and amazing adventure.
There are 7 stages in a typical church’s life cycle that range from the hopeful, optimistic days of launch, to the stagnating last stages of life support. In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I unpack each phase of the church lifecycle, and offer specific and strategic next steps you can take to find your way to sustained health … and finally become unstuck.
It would be easy to think that multisite is more cost-efficient than church planting. However, there’s more to consider than meets the eye.
Every church has the potential to go through a similar life cycle: They grow, thrive, decline, and end. This is inevitable without a strategy for health.
The Summer Slump. Every church leader knows exactly what those words mean. It means a drop in attendance, decreased participation, and reduced giving. This can be demoralizing as the ministry attempts to make progress toward the vision with less people and money. So, what is a church leader to do?
Our definition of stewardship has been skewed into the idea that an assembly line is the most effective way to produce something.
It’s commonly said that you can tell if a church is insider-focused or outsider-focused by how they make decisions. Do they make decisions based on whom they’re trying to keep or whom they’re trying to reach? Oh, if it were only that simple.