Relationships

Messier Than Retail: Why We Need More From Church Than Excellent Customer Service

When I’m a consumer, I want great customer service.

Whether online or in real life, I want products and services that meet my needs in the best, quickest, friendliest manner possible.

But I don’t want that from church.

Sure, I’d rather experience a church service with passionate worship, strong teaching and friendly people than one with passionless praise, shallow teaching and a sour attitude.

But church is not about great customer service.

A great church experience should be about relationships.

Messier Than Retail: Why We Need More From Church Than Excellent Customer Service

When I’m a consumer, I want great customer service.

Whether online or in real life, I want products and services that meet my needs in the best, quickest, friendliest manner possible.

But I don’t want that from church.

Sure, I’d rather experience a church service with passionate worship, strong teaching and friendly people than one with passionless praise, shallow teaching and a sour attitude.

But church is not about great customer service.

A great church experience should be about relationships.

How to Shepherd a 100+ Member Church Without Losing Your Sanity

Most Small Church pastors are shepherds. It’s not our choice, it’s our calling. There are good reasons for pastors of large churches to move from the shepherding/pastoring model to the ranching/management model. But most pastors aren’t called to be ranchers or to manage systems. Most of us are called to pastor people. In the first …

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5 Principles Megachurches Can Learn From Small Churches

Small Churches receive a lot from our megachurch friends. We read their books, sing their songs, use their curriculum and attend their seminars. And we’re grateful. But the benefits don’t have to flow only one way. There are some very important, though less obvious things that megachurches can learn from Small Churches. Not necessarily books …

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How to Quit Using a Discipleship System and Start Making Disciples

Does your Small Church have a discipleship system in place? Most don’t. Mine doesn’t. We used to. But we quit doing it years ago. It didn’t work for us. We were using a well-known discipleship curriculum from a megachurch, that we adapted to our Small Church. We did it because everybody – and I mean everybody! …

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Small Churches Are the Next Big Thing – With One Condition

Some people have written off the current generation spiritually. That is a mistake – for the church and for the Millennials. There’s growing evidence that this new generation will bring the greatest opportunity for Small Church ministry in 2,000 years. Why? Because, as the first generation with a majority born and raised outside traditional marriage, …

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