Many churches are little more than social clubs. As a result, they are completely ineffective in reaching their communities.
No new church starts with the goal of being irrelevant, but over time, churches often lose track of their very reason for existence.
But this irrelevance and ineffectiveness can be reversed when a church invests the time and energy to answer a few key questions, and then creates a vision plan to act on the answers. (Stay with me, Theologues. This exercise is helpful for us also)
The day will come when you will no longer be able to work full time. You may somehow become disabled. You may have a chronic illness that robs you of energy. You may be phased out by a church that […]
Steve is a 60-year-old pastor who can’t even consider retiring from full-time vocational ministry because he has no savings. Even worse, he opted out of Social Security when he started his ministry career 35 years ago. What in the world […]
Over the last 15 years, I have coached hundreds of leaders toward personal and organizational success. Though I get dozens of coaching requests each month, I am simply unable to say yes to all. For quite a while I have […]
Every lead pastor, regardless of church size, should be devoted to three key priorities weekly. Beyond being committed to mission, relationships, prayer, personal character etc., these three priorities are essential for a lead pastor. These priorities apply to pastors who lead […]