Thursday, April 07, 2016

On the Net: "The Lukewarm Church" and More

Apathetic about Your Apathy? Here is Why a Lukewarm Church is a Bigger Problem Than We Think

The problem, of course, with being apathetic is that you can actually be apathetic about your apathy! Put simply an apathetic church does not think it is that big of deal. But, here are some reasons apathy is a bigger deal than we think.... Read More

3 Symptoms of a Dying Church

When it comes to the church, the disease is called "tradition." And when a disease goes unchecked, it can become deadly. Read More

What Worked and What Didn’t for Churches this Easter

While many churches see great success with online promotion, personal interaction is still the most effective way of inviting someone to church. Read More

5 Questions to Ask When Facing Rejection as a Leader

For the leader – part of their success may be their tenacity through rejection. Read More

My Pastor Uses Pre-Made Sermons — Should I Be Concerned? [Audio; Transcript]

A female podcast listener who asks to remain anonymous asks, “Pastor John, I go to a pretty small church with limited resources and over the past two years I have noticed our pastor using more and more ‘pre-packaged’ sermon series. So much so, that I can search online and find the outline or another church that has done the series and listen to almost the exact sermon beforehand. What are your thoughts on this? Is it biblical or permissible? It just doesn’t sit right with me, but I’m not sure why.” Listen Now

The Impact of Welcoming the Stranger

They said I was the first American who had talked to them in six months. What message does that give to them about Christianity? Read More

5 Key Differences Between Church Shoppers and the Unchurched

Here are 5 key differences between church shoppers and the unchurched every church leader should know to ensure your church stays on mission. Read More

Photo: The ruins of Pergamum, one of the seven Asian cities of Revelation

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