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Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the right time and for the right reasons can help them in that effort. However, church leaders and congregants in smaller congregations often raise passionate objections whenever this topic is considered.
Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the right time and for the right reasons can help them in that effort. However, church leaders and congregants in smaller congregations often raise passionate objections whenever this topic is considered.
21 Jun 2017

Why Small Churches Get Stuck: They’re Unwilling to Move to Two Services

Most pastors of small churches want to reach and impact more people over time. Adding a second service at the…

When you love a strategy more then you love the mission you’ve got the right recipe for a declining church. When the strategy stops working it’s not time to give up on the mission, it’s time to employ a new strategy. The mission of the Church is not to get a bunch of people in a big room at one time for a great show. The mission of the church is to help people meet Jesus. Don’t get those two things confused.
When you love a strategy more then you love the mission you’ve got the right recipe for a declining church. When the strategy stops working it’s not time to give up on the mission, it’s time to employ a new strategy. The mission of the Church is not to get a bunch of people in a big room at one time for a great show. The mission of the church is to help people meet Jesus. Don’t get those two things confused.
15 Nov 2016

Large Church Gatherings Are a Strategy, Not the Mission – Panic at the Church (Part 4)

When you love a strategy more then you love the mission you’ve got the right recipe for a declining church.…

In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Gabe Kolstad, Lead Pastor of Westside Community Church in Beaverton, Oregon about the creative process and how to make church services less predictable. Then, Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson join me to talk about why churches tend to get stuck in a rut, how to walk through the creative process and who to involve, as well as some practical ways to successfully move beyond the routine and add life to your weekend services.
In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Gabe Kolstad, Lead Pastor of Westside Community Church in Beaverton, Oregon about the creative process and how to make church services less predictable. Then, Ryan Stigile and Amy Anderson join me to talk about why churches tend to get stuck in a rut, how to walk through the creative process and who to involve, as well as some practical ways to successfully move beyond the routine and add life to your weekend services.
25 Oct 2016

The Leadership Unstuck Podcast: Are Your Services Too Predictable?

In this episode of The Leadership Unstuck Podcast, I talk to Gabe Kolstad, Lead Pastor of Westside Community Church in…