Friday, August 05, 2016

And Now for Something Different: "The most crucial factor in growing your church? ATTITUDE" and More

The most crucial factor in growing your church? ATTITUDE

How to grow a church is one of the major questions facing Christian leaders today. New research suggests 'success' in this area isn't primarily a question of theology or style, but instead it's about having an attitude of growth. The report, from the Centre for Theology & Community looks at 13 churches of different denominations, sizes and styles in east London. It found that, "The evidence of our research (and of the wider body of literature in the subject) is that growth which is both numerical and holistic is most likely to occur where it is intentionally pursued." Read More

What Does a Community-Focused Church Look Like - Rainer on Leadership #248 [Podcast]

Community-focused churches often have these nine traits. Also in this episode, we talk about civic organizations and call an elk. Listen Now

5 Steps to Assess Your Community’s Needs

Here are five steps to help your congregation assess your community’s needs. Read More

How Not to Grow Weary in Doing Good

You would not think that we who believe in Jesus would grow weary of doing good. He’s been so good to us. When we do good it brings him joy and he rewards us. Yet Paul warned the Galatians not to grow weary in well-doing. Why? Read More

Is crowdfunding the new church?

For every major religion, giving to the poor is a fundamental pillar. And yet it seems like technology, rather than church, is augmenting charitable giving these days. Read More

Governing God's House: How 500 Churches Keep from Collapsing

First ECFA survey of church governance trends reveals which boards are most effective. Read More

10 Reasons Why You’re Not A Leader

Do you want to make a difference? Change the culture? Turn the world upside down? Make a dent in the universe? Well, let me tell you that you won’t achieve this without leadership. Read More

4 Essentials for Any Leadership Development Plan

I can’t prescribe a specific leadership development plan for you and your church. It’s just too unique. But I can share four essentials I’ve identified that should be a part of your leadership development. And, if you use this as a template, I think you can easily implement a leadership development program that will work for you and your church. Read More

Reassessing Your Ministry Sweet Spot

Todd Wilson: “Can you honestly say, ‘Yes, I know what my sweet spot is, and I’m currently working in it’?” Read More

10 Quotes on Leadership and Passion

Connecting the importance of passion with a leader's success. Read More

10 Reasons Leaders Stop Growing

The best leaders I know keep growing. They never settle for mediocrity. They look for and tackle challenges that stretch them beyond their own comfort zone. Stagnation alarms them into action. On the other hand, many leaders stop growing at some point, perhaps for one or more of these reasons. Read More

Revelation and Christian Ethics

At the heart of Christian ethics is the conviction that our firm basis for knowing the true, the good, and the right is divine revelation. Christianity is not a life system that operates on the basis of speculative reason or pragmatic expediency. We assert boldly that God has revealed to us who He is, who we are, and how we are expected to relate to Him. He has revealed for us that which is pleasing to Him and commanded by Him. Revelation provides a supernatural aid in understanding the good. This point is so basic and so obvious that it has often been overlooked and obscured as we search for answers to particular questions. Read More

“I Was Wrong” vs “I Made a Mistake”

Here are 5 important distinctions between making a mistake, and doing something wrong. Read More

Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 1

It is time for us to see all work as vital to the growth of the Kingdom of God. Read More

Jesus on the Job: How Faith Mixes With Work, Part 2

t is past time to have a robust conversation around integrating faith and learning. Read More

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