Churches that had a long-term focus on the essentials before the pandemic were far more likely to have grown stronger during it. And they’re gaining ground as we come out of it.
A church’s culture is defined as “the unwritten set of rules that governs everything a church does.” In a big church, the pastor and staff set the culture, but in a small church the culture is set by the long-time regular members and attenders – even if they don’t know they’re doing it.
In some situations, the pastors of unhealthy churches may be taking better care of their own spiritual, emotional, physical and relational health than the pastors of strong, healthy churches. Here’s why.
There are people who regularly find themselves in the middle of conflicts. Some come across as peacemakers but are actually pot-stirrers. Here are some ways to tell the difference.