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

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

The Power of Story

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by David Sanford   Stories are captivating. That’s true in every language, every culture, every setting, from hikers around a camp fire to gurus speaking with devotees in India. Think back to the last lecture or sermon you heard. Probably … Read More