Current Blog Posts
In the Face of Frustration
Frustration in the face of the way things are makes us open to the big lie. Frustration and fear and anger can suspend our ability to ask difficult questions, to listen to thoughtful critics, to do our homework.— Seth Godin In all of the churches I have either worked with […]
6 Lids to Church Health
Churches, just like plants and animals, have life-cycles. And just like organisms, churches can find themselves in an unhealthy place that limits their growth. After working with hundreds of churches, the same six lids kept emerging and we noticed that seldom does an individual congregation wrestle with just a single lid. The more lids a church is facing, the more difficult it is to get healthy and multiply.
Bring in an Expert
Several years ago I began having some measured levels of success in growing my church. In fact, it grew VERY well. As a result, I began having other pastors and churches ask me if I could come in and share some of our “secrets of success.” They weren’t really secrets […]
Stages of a Church Consultation
Each church consultation consists of three stages: Evaluation, Covenant and Implementation. This is the process that we now have the privilege of entering with three churches in very different places with very different needs.