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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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lame excuses

8 Lame Excuses Church Leaders Make

There’s no question that ministry is hard. You know that. You feel it every day. So do I. But sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be. I love talking to church leaders about their ministry and the opportunities and obstacles they see. But time and again, I hear leaders make excuses as to…

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How To Design a Message Series That Engages Unchurched People

So you want to reach unchurched people. And if you do, Sunday mornings is a make it or break it time. Teaching and preaching becomes a very complex task of being 100% faithful to scripture and engaging your audience. Preachers who say they don’t care what their audience thinks probably don’t care about their audience. Can you…

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quirky things

5 Quirky Things That Are Way Too True About Church Life

Did you know you’re twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than you are by a shark? Apparently, that’s true. I’m guessing you’ve never thought about being killed by a vending machine, even though you see them all the time and maybe even use them regularly. You likely have thought about shark attacks,…

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10 Top Insights from The Top 10 Blog Posts of The Year

You can grow a lot in a year—as a leader, as a person, as a follower of Christ. I truly hope you did in 2015. When you look back on this past year, so much happened. The world changed—and continues to change—rapidly. This space is designed to be a place where you can process leadership, change…

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death of retail

What the Slow Death of Retail Can Tell Us About the Future Church

As you may have noticed, malls are not what they used to be. Retail as we’ve known it is slowly dying before our eyes. As some major news outlets (themselves in transition) have outlined, malls are closing, formerly dominant chains are in decline, and flagship stores are changing. All of this has implications for how we accomplish…

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church will never change

7 Signs Your Church Will Never Change

There’s a very good chance you’re trying to change something in your church or organization. There’s even a decent chance some of you are trying to change everything. I’ve been there. Just because God never changes doesn’t mean your church shouldn’t. In fact, the most effective churches change constantly. Effective churches never change the mission or the…

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