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 […]
Intentional time together is essential to a healthy marriage. Because marriage is both life’s most valuable and most difficult relationship, prioritizing quantity AND quality time is critical. Daily life works against intentional time, and you have to fight for it. […]
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 […]