No church building is perfect. Here are some problems that could crop up with your facility or when you're visiting another church. read more
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Are you prepared mentally and financially to make the kind of commitment that is necessary to create a successful media ministry? read more
Here are some suggestions that can help ministerial leaders grow as communicators. read more
If you want to reach large audiences, read about why television continues to be a solid medium to use. read more
Ministry leaders, how does this resonate with you? What would you add to the list? read more
Change is always difficult, but there doesn't need to be chaos. Here are some ways to communicate to the church body about staff changes. read more
What type of seating do you have in your facility? If you could change the type, which would you prefer? read more
What is your first thought when you think of attractive churches? Is it the building, or is it the people? read more
This topic will cause some discomfort for many of you. The very thought of the presence of power groups seems contrary to the spirit and grace of the gospel. But power groups are very real in churches.
Perhaps our comfort level can increase a bit by calling the groups “influencers” rather than power groups. Choose your label. The fact of the matter is that most churches have a clearly known group that carries the most influence in the church. And it is not unusual for that group to have a clearly known leader. read more
When we planted Grace Church in a local movie theater two years ago, we assumed that one day we would have a more permanent location. Meeting in a theater is not without challenges, and we assumed we’d eventually have a place for offices and more permanent meeting space, etc.
We also had plans (which are currently in process) of sending out a planter and were excited about planting a new church. We think it is essential to plant and to do it early so that multiplication is part of the life of our church. read more
America’s political and religious establishments are broken. Washington fails to provide the answers needed to solve the economic and political crises facing us at home and abroad. The church fails to exhibit the moral guidance necessary to hold a collapsing culture together. The nation is rapidly losing faith in both institutions, evidenced by declining approval ratings.
The political process in Washington is overheating in partisan gridlock while our churches are becoming increasingly ineffective and indifferent to the ongoing culture wars. Both institutions are insolvent to the fiscal and spiritual indebtedness they have incurred upon the nation. Neither can produce the economic capital or spiritual stimulus to jumpstart the economy or usher in revival. read more