By Rick Warren I believe God is preparing the church for another reformation. The first reformation focused on what the church believed; this one will focus on what it does. For too long we’ve separated the Word of God from the work of God. As the church, we’re called to be the body of Christ […]
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There could be many problems, but here are five areas to consider: 1. Leadership It’s been said that everything rises and falls on leadership. Perhaps a more accurate way of putting it would be that no organization will rise above the level of its leadership. If on a scale of 1-10, the current leadership is around a […]
1) Your Sunday productions have worn thin. 2) You speak in a foreign tongue. 3) Your vision can’t see past your building. 4) You choose lousy battles. 5) Your love doesn’t look like love.
Because I am wrong sometimes, perhaps often. Just because I received a criticism does not mean he’s wrong and I am right. I need to consider prayerfully the nature of the criticism to see if I can learn something. Because I need an extra dose of humility. If I can move to a greater level […]
Church growth ratios are a reference tool to aid in ministry action plans. Ratios are broad guidelines describing general characteristics that healthy, growing churches will exhibit. The Bonsai Theory or 80% Rule The 80% Rule observes that churches will grow to fill their available space. Ken Hemphill coined the term “Bonsai Theory” to illustrate this […]
BY TONY MORGAN | GROWING STRATEGIES Many churches are stuck because they have ignored the importance of organizational health. I’m sure that they never intentionally plan to create an unhealthy environment but I see it happening pretty frequently. Churches quickly find themselves in a place where there are ministry silos operating independently of one another. Competition, jealousy, lack of passion […]