While it’s appropriate to honor the past, your church can’t live there. This post includes several suggestions for how you can avoid allowing your church's past to become a challenge for your present and future pastors.
It’s happened to nearly all of us. You open your car door. You sit in the driver’s seat. You fasten your seatbelt. You insert the key into the ignition. You turn the key, and…nothing happens. You turn the key again, and…still nothing happens. You turn the key again, hoping that the third time is the… Continue reading Jumpstarting One of Your Church’s Most Essential Ministries
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Churches tend to drift from an outward focus toward an inward focus over time, unless intentional steps are taken. Here are 10 ideas to recover an outward focus in your church.
Note: I originally wrote this post as a guest blogger at kychurchplanting.com. I am re-posting it on my site as well. This post is longer than usual for me, so please accept my apologies in advance! Thanks for reading. Allow me to introduce myself. I am a Kentucky Baptist. Specifically, I am an eastern Kentucky… Continue reading A Broken Heart in Eastern Kentucky
If the various studies are accurate, the majority of churches in America are plateaued or declining. And that means that many are in need of revitalization. Perhaps your church is as well. That’s why I’m so encouraged that over the past few years, there has been a renewed emphasis on church health and revitalization. With… Continue reading Top 5 Book Recommendations on Church Revitalization