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The 5 Steps to Revitalize Your Church

ROOT CAUSE FOR THE CHURCH'S DECLINE & ITS PATH TO REVITALIZATION

"Any organization not focused on its customers or focused on the wrong customers, cannot succeed."

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The Last Person You’d Ever Suspect…

Jessica rarely misses a church service.  With Bible in hand, she smiles at the greeters and enters the foyer excitedly, saying hello to a few familiar faces as she makes her way toward the sanctuary doors.  She sees that her favorite pew is unoccupied and puts her bulletin in the seat next to her, reserving it for her husband.  As usual, Mark barely made it past the front entrance before stopping to chat with friends and staff members – and if history is any guide,

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Sep 20, 2019 Admin

The Unconventional Church Shopper

In our last post, we considered which should come first, church engagement or discipleship?  In other words, is routing believers and non-believers alike through church events, activities and membership an impediment or gateway to discipleship?  If church engagement was strategically leveraged as a gateway then opportunities for discipleship should be readily available after jumping through the requisite church “hoops”.  However, few churches offer clear paths and adequate opportunities for growth and ministry in the community and world. 

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Sep 05, 2019 Admin

Ulterior Motives in the Fight against Church Consumerism

There are two routes pastors can go down when urging congregants not to be church consumers:

1.  “Ask not what your church can do for you; ask what you can do for your church”

Phrases you’re likely to hear from church leaders making this argument against consumerism:

  • “Church is not here to serve you…be a servant”
  • “Don’t just show up and slip out the back door on Sundays…get involved”
  • “If you’ve been attending for a while,
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Aug 22, 2019 Admin

Yes, it’s ok to talk about sin

In the name of tolerance, today’s intolerant culture has convinced those they don’t tolerate (Christians and churches) that bringing up sin is hypocritical at best and hateful at worst.  In fact, the nerve of Christians to have an opinion about sin in an age of moral relativism is the reason for the world’s intolerance toward believers.

On the one hand, they do have a point.  How could we expect those who don’t know the Lord to adopt His standard for their behavior? 

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Aug 08, 2019 Admin

Jesus Was Nosy…and You Should Be Too

Jesus got into other people’s business.  He was intrusive.  He frequently made people uncomfortable.  He was proactive, not waiting for someone else to bring up tough subjects.  He addressed the elephant in the room when no one else would dare.  He risked an awkward silence or backlash from “crossing the line”.

“What are you discussing…?” (Luke 24:17)

“Who touched me?” (Mark 5:31)

“What do you want…?” (John 1:37)

“Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”  (John 1:47)

“You are Israel’s teacher…and do you not understand these things?

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Jul 25, 2019 Admin

Churches are mortal. Kingdom is not.

C.S. Lewis said, “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.  Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.  But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”

Each of us will live forever.  We’re superheroes, yet severely flawed.  Like superheroes depicted in movies and comic books,

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Jul 10, 2019 Admin