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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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7 Inconvenient Truths for Churches (the Final 4)

Part 2 of 2

Studies point to several disruptive trends that will force a reevaluation of America’s location-centric definition of church:

  • Millennials (born between 1980 and 1994) are less loyal to institutions than prior generations
  • A small fraction of millennials attend religious services on a weekly basis
  • Convenient, online sources of sermons, scripture lessons and worship music are widely available
  • Believers are forming communities and connecting through social networks across distant geographies
  • Our consumer culture drives church hopping (shopping) and exchanges of dollars for value received (and giving to churches is declining)

The majority of Millennials still self-identify as spiritual or Christian,

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May 22, 2019 Admin

7 Inconvenient (Biblical) Truths for Churches

Part 1 of 2

Many instructions, lessons and examples in Scripture run directly counter to modern church growth models.  In today’s environment, implementing those truths in your church would be tantamount to yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater.  The balance of power has shifted – churchgoers are accustomed to expecting much of pastors, staff and facilities yet resist high expectations being placed on them – due to the combination of:

  1. America’s consumer culture where customers take their (church) business elsewhere if not completely satisfied,
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May 09, 2019 Admin

How Big is Our God?

Christians across the globe, but particularly here in America, struggle to avoid mixing a few sprinkles of performance into their personal perception and practice of faith.  Even within our churches, Americans can’t help but recognize the size of the buildings, the charisma of leaders, the number of attenders, and the generosity of members.  Does our consciousness of human performance have any effect on how believers (and non-believers) in our nation view God?

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Apr 24, 2019 Admin

Hard to See Jesus Through Brick Walls

Prerequisites for establishing and sustaining a church today, assuming we adopt the Americanized definition of “church” around a place and pastors, include:

  • Reputable leadership
  • Hard working staff
  • Generous members
  • Relevant activities and programs
  • A temporary or permanent location

Optional features not required by America’s model for “church” and rarely observed these days, yet essential to the ministry of Jesus and life of the early church,

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Apr 10, 2019 Admin

Our “Goodness” Obscures Christ’s Righteousness

The resurgence of wage-based thinking in America’s churches substitutes man’s “goodness” for Christ’s goodness.  Isaiah 64:6 says that our religious acts are “filthy rags” compared to the righteousness of Christ.  However, survival of a (location-based, Americanized) church in a nation seeing rapid declines in church attendance and giving tempts leaders to reverse those trends by invoking a works-oriented mentality (which Jesus came to destroy).  Most churches today characterize investments of time,

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Mar 28, 2019 Admin

The Revival of Wage-Based Christianity

Every human being that has ever lived has made a life or death wager – on God or on man.  It’s not just atheists who bet on humanity.  Most who believe there is a creator, a higher being or even multiple gods put their money on mankind.  Every path to life after death ever conceived in world history gambles that people have some say in their eternal destiny.  Only Christianity,

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Mar 15, 2019 Admin