Why Christianity Has Lost Its Appeal

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A 4th sign your church is coming down with a cold is Compromise. When we talk about treating members as “customers”, people naturally think of prosperity churches or megachurches.  However in many ways the temptations to treat members as “customers” … Read More

Few Churches Play To An Audience of One

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Healthy church members play to an audience of One (God).  They’re consumed, not consumers.  Their engagement in evangelism doesn’t stop with inviting non-believing friends to church.  Their dedication to discipleship doesn’t end with sermons and small groups. Healthy church leaders … Read More

Evangelism is a Four Letter Word

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I get it. Culture is changing rapidly and radically. The methods we have used successfully for decades have become ineffective, even counter-productive. Heaven? Spiritual laws? Bible verses? These no longer spark spiritual interest. Evangelism training isn’t what it used to … Read More

Is Your Church Coming Down With A Cold?

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Most churches are born healthy.  Church plants are small, underfunded, and grow slowly at first – but they’re normally healthy.  How can that be?  That doesn’t sound like the description of a healthy organization.  Don’t most pastors and church consultants … Read More

How (Not) to Rejuvenate an Aging Church

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Society has been programmed to associate health with youth.  The underlying message of countless television and magazine ads today is that their products will make you look or feel younger.  Men’s health publications are filled with “ED” and “Low T” … Read More

Church is Work. Work is Church.

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Part 5 of 5   In this last post in our current series on decentralizing church, let’s discuss bringing church beyond just where we live, but also to where we work.  Expanding the footprint of your church means training up … Read More

STATE OF THE UNION: Why Polarization Matters

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DAVID BLANKENHORN   Polarization is more our problem than our politicians’. The success of the nation requires that we, the people, overcome it. What do we mean when we talk about polarization in American politics? It depends who’s doing the … Read More

Does Your Church Care About The Poor?

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Part 4 of 5 So far in this series on decentralizing church, we’ve discussed the power of infiltrating communities by planting house churches and neighborhood groups in every street, apartment complex and condo building in America.  Institutional church is not … Read More