“Let us analyze causes for growth and non-growth. Let us remember that the task is indeed great and complex and ours is only one part of the whole. Let us ask God to forgive our sins – and push resolutely forward as if we had not sinned. There is much ground to be gained and there are many adversaries to be … Read More
Did You Miss These Twitter Posts?
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve started using my Twitter feed to share regular insights from what I’m reading, listening to, or writing. In case you missed them – here are a few of my best recent Tweets: Instead of continually praying for more, prove your faithfulness by doing the very best you can with what you’ve already … Read More
Your Church Can Grow This Summer (Really!)
Summer means many things. We get longer days, luminous weather, leisurely vacations…. and lastly church growth. Okay, maybe that last one seems a little out of place. As church leaders, we all know that summer is the worst time of the year for church growth, right? When the temperature rises, we stare down a slump that’s as inevitable as a breaking wave. … Read More
Do You Feel Stuck?
Have you ever felt like your attendance was just stuck? Like you haven’t grown in eons and don’t know how to? Believe me, I have! Most churches face growth barriers at five points – when their attendance hits 65, 125, 250, 500, and/or 1000. When you feel like you are on the edge of getting stuck, the first thing you … Read More
Lessons Learned From Rick Warren – Lesson #4
Lesson #4 – Don’t Be Afraid To Fail Rick used to tell us, “If you aren’t failing at least once a day, you aren’t trying hard enough.” I’ve heard Woody Allen put it like this, “If you don’t fail now and again, it’s a sign you are playing it safe.” Notice that the difference between Rick and Woody comes in … Read More