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3 5-Minute Church Changers

churchchangeers5- Minute Prayer

Whenever you meet together as a church, team or staff- Pray! I know most of you do, but I’m talking about just a quick five minute “Huddle” where you ask…

  • What’s the win for today?
  • What’s our biggest challenge?
  • What are we expecting God to do?

Let me give you an example. We began this several months back. We meet every morning, including Sundays at 7:55 for 5 minutes. We answer those three questions and then pray. You will be amazed at how much unity and power comes through this practice.

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3 Things To Do Today to Help Grow Your Church

GROW1- Call People

You need some type of system that will tell you when a person who was with you, isn’t there any more. Believe me you can’t trust your memory!

Establish a regular call time to touch base with those absent. Not a guilt trip, but a genuine desire for the welfare of those entrusted to your care. This is gonna take some honesty on you and your church’s part. You may hear some uncomfortable things, but be honest and humble enough to care about those people. Sure, you don’t want to beg them to stay, but they may know or see something you don’t.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Church By Subtraction

GROWSUBTRACTI heard a phrase on a business radio program that I wasn’t familiar with…

“Addition by subtraction”

It was explained that quite often, an organization or department can add to its effectiveness by actually taking someone off the team (not replacing them). I understand the genius of less is more, but addition by subtraction?… awesome idea!

Here are 3 things you may need to subtract (take away) from your church if it’s not moving…

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3 Small Town Church Lessons From Big New York City

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I recently took my son on a trip to NY for his 18th birthday.

I’m a small town guy and, honestly, big cities make me nervous and give me a desire to seek the first train out. While I was there, though, I did learn a few lessons on our short visit.

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3 Ways to Poke A Slow Moving Church

pokeAlmost 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 See clearly

You must see all the components that cause or have contributed to the slow down. This process of perception is vital. It will take some time, but you have to ask and record the answers to some hard questions.

-Inside trends? (Music, giving, ages, preaching, kids etc,)

-Outside trends? (Community, economic, culture change)

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