Getting the Vehicle in Motion

Getting the Vehicle in Motion

Have you ever tried to drive a car while it was in “park?” You can rev the engine, make a lot of noise, but you will not make any progress. In a previous post, I discussed the difference between the “source” and the “vehicle” of spiritual renewal.  The source is always the same but the(…)

Sources versus Vehicles

Sources versus Vehicles

A survey of Georgia churches revealed that “spiritual renewal” is the greatest need in churches among the priorities proposed by the Five Smooth Stones [spiritual renewal, Kingdom generosity, church revitalization, church planting, and authentic evangelism]. Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, has stated that “spiritual renewal is the driver of(…)

Three Actions that Transcend Generational or Cultural Differences

Three Actions that Transcend Generational or Cultural Differences

Is your congregation struggling with a generation or culture gap? Has the community changed over the past years bringing the challenges of a growing cultural diversity? These two challenges have much in common. People naturally find themselves more effective as leaders among those in the same life stage and from the same cultural background. However,(…)

Regarding Dead Horses

Regarding Dead Horses

I once read an interesting metaphor describing church strategies. It noted that Dakota tribal wisdom says: “When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.”  However, churches often find themselves trying other strategies.  Consider the following ten ways that churches and organizations deal with the problem of riding dead(…)

Connecting “want to” with “how to” in Church Planting

Connecting “want to” with “how to” in Church Planting

What’s going on with your church plant right now? It’s going well? Then this blog is not for you. Get back to work. But if you desire to connect your church to church planting but are not sure how, if it is possible because of lack of resources, consider these ideas: Adopt a young church(…)

24/7 Resource to Boost Your Leadership in Evangelism

24/7 Resource to Boost Your Leadership in Evangelism

Do you recall how Paul instructed Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:5 to… “do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry”? I imagine young Timothy struggled as many pastors do with demands on all sides from his congregation. Perhaps he had favored ministry activities that distracted him from the task of sharing his faith. Evidently,(…)

My Church is in Trouble!

My Church is in Trouble!

I hope you read the previous blog: Alert Signs That Your Church Is In Trouble The article points out five signs that are often ignored which signal that the congregation is on the road to demise and often death. That is always tragic and no believer wants to see a congregation have to close the(…)

Alert Signs that Your Church Is In Trouble

Alert Signs that Your Church Is In Trouble

Perhaps you have known someone that died because they failed to take action. They ignored subtle signs that their health was failing and refused to go to a doctor for medical attention. People are grieved that the person has passed away but the greater tragedy is that it could have been prevented. I am blessed(…)