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Tired of the Show: Hollywood, the Church & the End of the Competition

There’s a growing concern that the church needs to do a better job than we’ve been doing, or we’ll lose the next generation. The good news is that this has been the concern of every generation, yet the church continues to live and thrive.

The bad news is we will lose this generation and the next one (at least) unless we do one thing.

Stop competing, and start doing the Bible stuff better.

Tired of the Show: Hollywood, the Church & the End of the Competition

There’s a growing concern that the church needs to do a better job than we’ve been doing, or we’ll lose the next generation. The good news is that this has been the concern of every generation, yet the church continues to live and thrive.

The bad news is we will lose this generation and the next one (at least) unless we do one thing.

Stop competing, and start doing the Bible stuff better.

Why I Love The Church

I love the church. For a lot of years, “I love Jesus, but not the church” or “I love the church – in spite of everything” has been a cool thing for a lot of Christians to say. I used to be one of those people. Not any more. I love the church. No apologies. …

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The Astonishing Power of Small Churches: Over One Billion Served

There are more than 2.2 billion Christians in the world. Almost 1/3 of the world’s population. 100–150 million of them attend megachurches. That is something to thank God for. But over half the Christians on earth are involved in churches with less than *250 people in them. Which, when you do some basic math, leads to …

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Don’t Despise the Size

I spent too many years telling good people that the way they wanted to do church was wrong. These people weren’t heel-draggers or vision-killers. Not all of them. Not most of them. They weren’t the grasshoppers. I was. They were followers of Jesus who attended the church I was pastoring because they found their spiritual …

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3 Starter Principles for Becoming an Innovative Small Church

Innovative? Small Church? Do those words belong in the same sentence? Can innovation happen in a Small Church? Is it even possible in an older Small Church? Turning a tired, dying congregation into a fresh, innovative church is one of the greatest challenges a pastor can tackle – even if the congregation is in full agreement. …

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