Guiding a church from being unhealthy to being healthy is never about giving them “tips and tricks” and taking on lots of new strategies; it’s about discovering the small number of actual solutions to their unique challenges and dysfunctions. This is why it’s important to assess your church’s health.
Congregations must “count the cost,” and assess its readiness to change (especially if there is question) before beginning a church revitalization process.
The world is full of darkness. The endless news of violence, tragedy, and pain is enough to make a person never want to leave their house. We know that the world has been dark since the fall of mankind, but the darkness in our age feels even darker and more oppressive. Here are six practical things your church can do to thrive in a post-Christian world.
Out of our work and research from speaking with hundreds of churches over the last twenty years, we developed this list of “13 Deadly Sins of a Dying Church.” Our goal isn’t to critique or put down pastors and other Christian leaders but to motivate you to action.
The actual values of your church determine most of the decisions you make. The problem is that what you actually value may not line-up with the statements on your website or bulletin.