Thursday, June 08, 2017

Is Your Church A Family? 5 Ways To Help It Be A Healthy One

A healthy family doesn’t put up walls to keep newcomers out. They welcome new members with open arms and big parties.

So much of what's taught about church methods and structures comes from a corporate mindset.

That's to be expected when most church leadership writers are coming from a large- and megachurch background.

But smaller churches don't operate that way. And they shouldn't. Because small churches are more like families than corporations. And their pastors are more like parents or older siblings than CEOs.

But operating a small church like a family doesn't mean that we shouldn’t do it well.

Here are a few principles I've picked up about how healthy families (and therefore, healthy churches) do and don't operate. Read More

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