More Big Churches, yet a Smaller Overall Footprint

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The collective footprint of the Church (capital C) in America is shrinking in terms of: Growth Impact Influence Perception We have more huge churches than ever before. Church planting organizations are launching new churches as quickly as they can. Yet the “pie” isn’t increasing in size. The percentage of Americans regularly attending and joining churches is in decline. Mainline denominations … Read More

Why Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

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For companies, the objective is always growth – in size and profitability.  However, as most of us have experienced, corporate growth can actually reduce the quality of products and customer service.  New growth initiatives, whether organic or through acquisition, may excite leadership and shareholders, but usually make customers nervous. More revenues and customers are appropriate Key Performance Indicators for a … Read More

Why Many Churches Do The Unthinkable

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The Good Samaritan story begins with a question by an expert in religious law – likely a leader in a church – about the first and greatest commandment.  In response to his follow-up question, Jesus defines the man’s “neighbor” not as someone who goes to his church, but a random stranger.  The first person to pass by the beaten robbery … Read More

There Wouldn’t Be A Mega-Church Movement If …

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On this 1 year anniversary of this blog series, we’re excited about launching into a new phase and a new approach that we think you’ll love.  From here forward, we’re going to release short, impactful posts that you can read in less than 3 minutes – 2x per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our next topic: The Rise of Megachurches … Read More

Why Isn’t Your Church Growing?

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We’ve studied thousands of churches and discovered why so few are growing – not only in terms of size but in impact, influence and public perception.  In other words, experiencing healthy growth where love for the Lord and others is so overwhelming that it can’t be contained within a church building – and bursts out into the streets. Our Assessment shows you the Biblical, … Read More

Were Churches in Orlando Prepared

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Horrific tragedies fling the doors open for the Church to embody and portray the love of Jesus.  When that tragedy involves the murder of those who feel rejected by the church by a zealot who vehemently hates the Church, the potential power of a radical display of unconditional love is magnified exponentially.  The grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus … Read More

Has The Church Lost Its Passion?

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Passion is what we can’t keep inside.  It spills over and can’t be contained.  We love our kids – we can’t help but talk about them.  We love our favorite sports teams – we talk about them first thing Monday morning at the water cooler.  Christians love God more than anything else – He should constantly be on the tips … Read More

What’s Your Church’s True Purpose?

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Our Purpose is helping you align with Your Purpose. For a church, it’s easy to slip into building a comfortable environment where complacency is acceptable.  Pastors regularly challenge members to connect, volunteer and give – building the institution.  Yet pastors are more reluctant to challenge them to the level of life change required to effectively minister, serve and witness to … Read More

3 Keys To Effective Evangelism

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Based on the invitation I received to yesterday’s pastors’ luncheon, I thought the topic was uniting around the social issues facing our city – like homelessness and hunger.  I should have known better.  Each time I’ve joined a gathering of prominent Christian leaders about America’s “culture war”, the discussion has quickly evolved from a “ground war” of love and compassion … Read More

What’s Wrong With The “Social Gospel?”

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It’s tempting to put concepts into a mental box.  Many pastors and other church leaders see articles or books about the importance of serving their community and think… “Oh, that’s the Social Gospel – but we’re about evangelizing.” “We teach salvation by grace alone, not by works.” “The Bible tells us to take care of our Christian brothers first.” “How … Read More