Decline

Created on Friday, 11 July 2014 / Community
Tags: Thom Rainer, dysfunctional, church, symptoms, theological errors, eschatology, denials, pastor eater, severe conflict, community, worship, attendance, decline
If you want to hear about really sick churches, then stick with me on this post. If you are tired about many of us writing about the sordid state of congregations, I understand. Skip this article and I ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 27 March 2014 / Culture
Tags: Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research, Ed Stetzer, religious liberty, decline, United States, Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court, preachers, uneasy, evangelical, Christian leaders, war
Americans have always had mixed feelings about religious liberty. Most say it’s important, but they don’t always agree how much liberty is enough or too much. That’s the issue at the heart of the Supreme ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 21 February 2014 / Vision
Tags: Ed Stetzer, leaders, decline, multiplication, service, small groups, Moses Problem, Jethro, recurring story, church, pastors, Exodus, Numbers, volunteers, success, stagnant, declining, issue, God's ...
Pastors of growing churches know all too well the old adage of there being two sides to every coin. The excitement and energy of a growing congregation brings with it new needs and a constant demand for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 16 December 2013 / Administration
Tags: Artie Davis, slow-moving church, clear vision, growth, decline, music, giving, community, understanding, tools, outreach, impact, written plan, calendar
Almost every church will see seasons of growth and decline. But how do you get a church that seems to be coming to a stop to regain some forward momentum? Here are a few points I have found helpful: 1. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 / Church Growth
Tags: Ron Edmondson, church growth, decline, turnaround, plateau, abundance, blame, pastor, elders, deacons, seniors, excuses, pretend, lower expectations, cut expenses, overreaction, panic, leadership, ...
Part of my ministry involves working with other churches. Sometimes when I hear from a church, they have been plateaued or in a season of decline for several years. They are often looking for answers of ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 14 November 2013 / Vision
Tags: Thom Rainer, LifeWay Resources, sick churches, solutions, survival, congregations, hope, false hope, decline, God, miracles, reverse trends, action, Haggai, Nehemiah
In my previous post on my website, I addressed the issue of very sick churches, noting that as many as 40 percent of American congregations fall in that category. Several readers commented they would like ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 22 February 2013 / Growth
Tags: Tony Morgan, Churches, Decline, Mission, Vision, Strategy
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with a denominational leader in a different part of the country. Over the last few years, he’s personally been involved in consulting engagements with about 60 declining ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Columns
Tags: john hagee, pastor john hagee, world war iii, world war 3, armageddon, stop war in the middle east, pray for the peace of jerusalem, prevent world war iii, stop decline of america, save america, ...
America, it's time for us to wake up! We are in a war for our survival. But there are four ways we as a nation can stop what is happening in the Middle East without firing a shot: 1. Divest our stocks ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 25 May 2010 / Main
Tags: church giving,decline in giving,national association of church business administration,simeon may
QUOTE: "What normally happens is a downturn hits churches about six months after it hits everyone else, and it takes about six months after the recovery starts for churches to see that. We aren't ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 / Main
Tags: budget cuts,crown financial ministries,decline,donations,giving,maximum generosity and christianity today international,megachurches,study,tithing,west coast
Some 38 percent of churches faced declines in church offerings in 2009, according to a new study by Maximum Generosity and Christianity Today International. Megachurches and congregations on the ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 / Main
Tags: budgets,church,decline in giving,ed stetzer,jobless,lifeway research,meeting needs,ministry,pastor,recession
Despite ongoing financial difficulties and increased joblessness in many communities, most churches are pressing on to help those in need. So says a LifeWay Research survey of more than 1,000 pastors ... [ +++ ]
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