Lyle Schaller on Church Culture

“The safe assumption today is that no two churches are alike; each congregation has its own unique culture.” — Lyle Schaller (April 19, 1923 – March 18, 2015), the Dean of Church Consultants, began his career as an urban planner for the city of Madison, Wisconsin. He left that life to pursue his calling as a church consultant, though he carried … Read More


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The Power of Serving: Encouraging Your Flock to Invite their Friends to Church

Serving others is good for your spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Though helping others may not get you featured in a magazine, doing so in ways both big and small will have a significant effect on the quality of your life and your overall health. When churchgoers invite their friends who don’t know Jesus to church — including Online … Read More


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A Closer Look at the 3-Step Process of Biblical Forgiveness

Once you understand what forgiveness is not, forgiving becomes easier. But how exactly do you go about it? You can begin by working through the three-step process of biblical forgiveness: Remember How Much You Have Been Forgiven Release the Person Who Hurt You Reestablish the Relationship, as Much as Possible Let’s take a closer look at each of the three … Read More


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Lyle Schaller on Fostering Creativity to Create Change

“One of the most important dimensions of a change agent’s job may be to foster creativity by asking questions rather than by suggesting answers.” — Lyle Schaller (April 19, 1923 – March 18, 2015), the Dean of Church Consultants, began his career as an urban planner for the city of Madison, Wisconsin. He left that life to pursue his calling as … Read More


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Free Live Webcast – 6 Tech Lessons for Online Church

When the pandemic hit, churches had to pivot quickly to get Online Church up and running…most churches for the very first time! This meant moving fast, learning new technology, using whatever you already had to pull it off, and finding quick (albeit not always the best) solutions to just get online services started. But now that we’re 6 months into … Read More


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How to Honor God by Learning to Give

In 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Paul writes, “Now about the collection for God’s people…On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income” (NIV). In this short passage, Paul gives us insight into how we ought to bring our gift to God. First of all, he talks about … Read More


Nelson SearcyLeadership, Stewardship

Saving Time: Why and What You Should Automate

Some people may object that it takes too much work to automate. After all, you will need to educate yourself on automation services. You will have to enter all of your information and preferences before automation can begin. But for renegade pastors automation isn’t a luxury–it’s a necessity. The benefits of automation far outweigh the initial effort it takes to … Read More


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