Culture

Created on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 / Youth
Tags: Youth groups, National Center for Family Integrated Churches, John Blanchard, Rock Church, youth ministries, statistics, youth pastor, desertion, church, entertainment, flaws, safe place, counter ...
A recent study conducted by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) concluded that youth groups are to blame for the high dropout rate of young adults in church attendance. Their findings ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 September 2013 / Administration
Tags: Brad Lomenick, courageous, culture, organization, failure, innovation, reward, risks, opportunities, responsibility, authority, standards
Courage is not just a personal trait. It’s an organizational trait as well. And we all want, in some way, to be part of an organization and team that demonstrates courage. That is willing to push up the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 29 August 2013 / Administration
Tags: Ed Stetzer, assessment, culture, Christians, credibility, benefit, LifeWay Research, growth, honesty, trustworthiness, Transformational Church
... aren’t always friendly. So while I often say “facts are our friends,” they aren’t always friendly. For example, in 2009, LifeWay Research found that 55 percent of church attendees believed they had grown ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Bishop Joseph Mattera, narcissism, leaders, desires, needs, culture, serve, ministry, perks, pain, self-indulgence, materialism, relationships, objects, advantages
By definition, a narcissist is a person who believes the world evolves around them to such an extent their own desires blind them to relational reality which makes them insensitive to the needs and perspectives ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 / Education
Tags: Ron Edmondson, authenticity, leader, culture, church, pastor, awesome, mediocre, credit, help, accessibility, accountability, failures, fears
It has been well documented that today’s culture craves authenticity in leadership. It shouldn’t be, but many times it is hard to find in leadership, even in the church. One of the fastest ways for a leader ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 / Culture
Tags: Os Hillman, impact, culture, church, George Barna, Christians, biblical worldview, Dr. Henry Blackaby, corporate America
George Barna reveal in a survey in 2009 that only 19 percent of Christians hold a biblical worldview and that less than 4 percent of those in their 20s hold a biblical worldview. Are we losing the culture ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Vision
Tags: Phil Cooke, leaders, level, performance, mirror, boundaries, deadlines, guidelines, culture, expectations
Leaders, if you’re frustrated at the level of your team or vendor’s performance, look no further than the mirror. Only in very rare cases will a team perform better than the level of their leader. Why? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 29 July 2013 / Pastor's Heart
Tags: Ron Phillips, righteousness, racism, radicals, society, culture, soul, symptoms, sexual purity, Detroit, Chicago, sin, life, death
Society is being turned on its ear, and we are being given a front-row seat. I could sit here for days and decry the many ways in which our culture is losing its soul. I could catalogue the multiple symptoms ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 / Discipleship
Tags: Discipleship, culture, churches, pastors, salvation, growth, equipping, vision, mission, BHAG, cheerleader, czar, Implementation Team, communication package, plan
... your people in a small group with an average of eight people. For example if you have 200 people, 80 percent = 160 divided by 8 = 20 small groups. Determine how many trained small group leaders you have, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 July 2013 / Administration
Tags: Tony Morgan, changes, church, leaders, culture, comfort, service times, volunteers, scripture, missions, teaching, social media
One of the reasons churches get stuck is that they’re unwilling to change. They don’t want to rock the boat. Leaders are afraid. People may leave. People may stop giving. Over time, the culture becomes ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 / Vision
Tags: Ron Edmondson, change, difficulty, leadership, test, conflict, culture, vision, trust, risk, return, obedience
Change is hard, almost always. Sometimes change is harder than other times. It’s then where leadership is tested. Tensions can mount. And people are more likely to object. It’s good to know these times ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 20 June 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Artie Davis, change, church, culture, community, context, God Vision, aircraft carrier
Any church that doesn’t change in response to the change in culture, community or context will eventually cease to exist. Any church that wants to stay around and keep its doors open will make constant ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 31 May 2013 / Pastoring
Tags: Gina McClain, needed, known, church, pastors, members, Ecclesiastes, vision, culture, environment
I recently had a phone conversation with a woman from our congregation who said, “We’re thinking of leaving the church.” “Tell me why,” I replied. “Because we just haven’t been able to connect," she said. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 24 May 2013 / Culture
Tags: Artie Davis, church, afford, financial, costs, complaining, culture, investment, kids, young leaders, keep score, cracks
All of us who lead in a church understand the cost of doing ministry—the financial cost, that is. We know our budgets and the limits of what we can afford or not afford. However, many pastors and leaders ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 / Main
Tags: Phil Cooke, rules, communication, gospel, distracted, cluttered, culture
The most successful military generals and athletes ruthlessly study the strategy and tactics of their adversaries. In a similar way, effective pastors and ministry leaders have always studied the enemy. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Brad Lomenick, make it happen, team, culture, goals, leaders, responsibility, promptness, meetings, solve problems
All of us want to be part of a team that is successful, accomplishes goals and gets things done. But a “make it happen” team culture is only possible if we, as individuals and leaders, are truly committed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 / Vision
Tags: Fire, J. Lee Grady, big, faithful, culture, kingdom, God, less, more, church service
... is not an impressive number, and today’s church growth specialists might say Jesus failed to break the 200 barrier within three years of ministry! Follow the cloud, not the crowd. There are a few crowd ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 April 2013 / Ethics
Tags: Tony Morgan, honor, culture, congregations, pastors, church, submit, leaders, obey
At the risk of not showing honor to peers in ministry, I want to tackle the topic of honor today. I’m concerned. I see a trend in churches that I think is unhealthy. Honestly, I believe it’s also unbiblical. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 January 2013 / Worship
Tags: Worship, Church, Owens, Leader, Culture
Editor’s Note: Daily during January and February, MinistryTodaymag.com will feature an article from pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren and his staff in conjunction with his new book, What on Earth ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 28 December 2012 / Culture
Tags: Healthy, church, kingdom-minded culture, God
Identifying the kingdom characteristics of a healthy church There is much discussion about identifying and articulating the culture of our individual local churches. Amid countless innovative trends and ... [ +++ ]
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