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Posts Tagged ‘church’

counter-cultural

7 Counter-Cultural Opportunities Most Church Leaders Simply Miss

There’s likely little doubt left in your mind that culture is changing rapidly. Even in the Bible Belt, preachers are explicitly engaging an ever-more post-Christian culture (just check out some recent series by Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel). If you want to reach people outside the Christian bubble, you’re going to have to learn how to adapt. In Canada, where I…

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insider-focused

5 Tell-Tale Signs Your Congregation Is Insider-Focused

So many churches that aren’t growing wonder why they’re not growing. Maybe you’ve wondered the same thing about your church or a friend’s church. Of course, people point to many reasons why their church isn’t growing (I cover 10 frequent reasons in this post), but underneath all of them is one root cause: insider-focus. Churches that stop…

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mistakes churches make

5 Basic Mistakes Churches Make Over and Over Again

It’s one thing to make mistakes in leadership. It’s another to make the same mistakes over and over again. Any idea what your frequent mistakes might be? And if you have mistakes that you make, why do you keep making the same ones over and over again? One of the reasons many leaders and organizations…

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subtle signs your church is dying

7 Subtle Signs Your Church Is Dying

How do you know whether your church’s best days are behind it? It’s a question that all leaders should ask—even leaders of growing churches. As with almost everything in life, there are subtle signs your peak may be near or you may be cresting past it. Other times, the signs of death are evident to everyone but…

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