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Church leaders are facing challenges right now that we’ve never dealt with before. And we’re all looking for two essential elements:

  • Ideas for how to ADAPT to a fast-changing situation
  • A plan to help your church RECOVER from the losses we’ve faced, so you and your church can do more than survive, you can thrive!

Adapting

The Blessings Of Low-Tech Church During A High-Tech Pandemic

What would ministry look like if we were in this pandemic without today’s technology? Whatever we would have done then, maybe we should also be doing it now.

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Adapting

Move The Can: The First Step Toward Change In A Stubborn Church

Are there any simple steps you can take to reduce waste and help you get more done with your limited time and resources? Make them a priority.

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Adapting

The Unbearable Luxury Of Efficiency (or “Sometimes It’s Enough That It’s Done”)

Right now, finding ways to nourish your heart, spirit, body and soul is more important than obsessing over a more efficient way to get things done.

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Adapting

The Unbearable Luxury Of Efficiency (or “Sometimes It’s Enough That It’s Done”)

Right now, finding ways to nourish your heart, spirit, body and soul is more important than obsessing over a more efficient way to get things done.

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Recovering

A Crisis Is Not An Opportunity For The Church, It’s A Responsibility

Instead of framing difficult circumstances as an opportunity for the church, we need to see it for what it is. A responsibility. When we do this, we’re more likely to keep our priorities straight.

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Adapting

Locked Down In A Small Town: Rural Ministry During COVID-19

Pastors in small towns and rural areas are on the front lines of ministry right now. They bear the needs of their church members deeply. Yet they and their churches probably feel unseen, undervalued and under-resourced.

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Innovative Ministry

Scarcity Creates Value: Why In-Person Church Is Becoming More Important

When people are justifiably concerned about being in the same room together, we need to meet and exceed their expectations. Online and in-person both matter. We can’t neglect one for the other.

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Adapting

When A Sprint Becomes A Marathon: Pastoring In A Long-Term Pandemic

Here are 7 key changes pastors need to make as we adapt from running a sprint to running a marathon.

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Adapting

Yes, Churches Are Raising Young Leaders – And Yours Can, Too

We can’t just disciple potential young leaders, we have to release them. Then we have stand back and let them do ministry the way God is leading them to do it.

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Church Ministries

Boomers, Let’s Be The Elders The Church Really Needs Now

We have the years. The experience. The tools. The maturity. Now we need the humility to encourage and equip. And maybe learn a few new things.

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