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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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10 Ways Jesus’ Church Growth Model Differs from Yours

Many church leaders contend that it’s necessary to adapt to culture.  They see older conventions for planting a church and growing a congregation as outdated.  However, Jesus was countercultural and counterintuitive.  Therefore, it’s worth evaluating, as we do in today’s post, whether modern deviations from Jesus’ model for building a following (i.e. church) represent compromise to accommodate:

  1. The Shortcomings of American Culture – e.g. consumerism, laziness, secularism, flightiness, worldliness,
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Oct 11, 2017 Admin

10 Popular Bible Verses Taken out of Context

The last straw for us was the sermon series immediately following Easter – “What Jesus’ resurrection gives to you”.  My wife and I left the church before the end of the 6 week series.  I think we made it through “Victory”, “Freedom”, “Power” and “Joy” before we could no longer stomach the concept that Jesus suffered and died to make us more happy and comfortable.  To me it felt as dirty as when I finished going through the Titanic exhibit,

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Oct 04, 2017 Admin

10 Words No Longer Heard in Church or Christian Music

American churches eagerly accommodate Christians who have professed belief but have no intention of becoming disciples.  In fact, churches have worked so hard to build an environment that will attract and retain nominal Christians (and non-believers) that nearly all have abandoned discipleship entirely, replacing intensive and personal mentoring with optional fellowship groups.

The starting line (salvation) has become the finish line.  “Follow Me” and “take up your cross” are simply too time-consuming and costly in our consumer culture. 

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Sep 27, 2017 Admin

What Does Obedience Have to Do with Discipleship?

Everything.  We spent the past few weeks walking through a series on “blind spots”, each of which qualify as disobedience.  As we discussed, the Church in America today largely ignores or allows others to assume its God-given responsibilities to care for persecuted brothers and sistersorphanswidows and the poor.  The vision of church leaders became obstructed not unwittingly, but despite countless biblical examples and commands by Jesus to live Prayer,

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Aug 23, 2017 Admin

The Evaporation of Evangelism & Dearth of Discipleship

The 5th and final “blind spot” in this series is also the most concerning.  Over these past few weeks, we’ve unpacked the reasons why churches have developed “blind spots”, largely ignoring their God-given responsibilities to care for persecuted brothers and sisters, orphans, widows and the poor.  Yet our modern-day redefinitions of “church” and its intended “customer” have obstructed the vision of most pastors and churchgoers to two other,

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Aug 16, 2017 Admin

Compassion and Evangelism are Inseparable

Jesus discipled the lost, healed the sick and fed the hungry.  Jesus demonstrated His love before telling people who He is.  Without the works, He knew people wouldn’t listen to His words.  Jesus not only modeled the importance of caring for the helpless and hopeless, but He and His disciples regularly touted that as the first step toward living out – and even proving – our faith:

  • When the rich young ruler asked Jesus what he still lacked after obeying the commandments,
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Aug 09, 2017 Admin