Recently I read a great post by Ronnie Christian about “Closing the Back Door” of your church is not your goal. For you non-professional church types, back door is the metaphoric place where people depart your local congregation. The “front door” Continue reading Your back door is open
It used to feel like churches would annually say “See you in September.” Once school was out, student ministry was on hiatus. Children’s ministry would shut down for two months…sending the kids to “big church.” Small groups stopped till Labor Day. Continue reading Seven Ways to Grow your Church this Summer
I heard it again recently. A lie to justify a persistent problem. The frustrating part was it was me talking. I was lying to myself. We all do it. All leaders, including church leaders, default to justification at times. Daunting Continue reading Three Stories we use to remain stuck
Being a multisite church brings many blessings, and a few challenges. Among the challenges is clear communication. With multiple locations it’s impossible to know what is going on everywhere, and that lack of knowledge can breed problems. Words reveal our Continue reading Ten Things Never to be said in Multisite Churches
Each year at Valentine’s Day Americans spend literally billions of dollars expressing romantic love in ways the greeting-card/flower industrial-complex dictates. (Pray for me, I’m bitter…or better yet, pray for my wife!) Remembering our spouses and loved ones is critical to Continue reading Valentines Thank You!