Innovative Ministry

Bigger Fixes Nothing (What Reality TV Taught Me About Healthy Churches)

When healthy small churches grow, they become healthy big churches. When unhealthy small churches grow, they become unhealthy big churches. So instead of telling struggling churches to get bigger, let’s help them become healthy.

Before Your Congregation Dies: 6 Proactive Options For Your Church Property

In the next decade or two, we are going to see an unprecedented number of churches close their doors. The decisions about how to come to the end of a church’s life span need to start long before the final “sold” sign is on the lawn. Unfortunately, we have not been doing this well. We …

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The Biggest Difference Between Churches That Are Raising Young Leaders And Those That Aren’t

In most denominations, the clergy are graying. But not in all of them. The dominant factor in churches where young people are stepping up and taking responsibility is that the current leadership is learning to let go, change their role and realize they don’t have all the answers. We can’t just disciple potential young leaders, …

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