Turnaround

Stuff We Like: Dirt Matters, by Jim Powell

Dirt Matters is a very good book. For many churches it could be a very important book. This is not a book of methods and gimmicks that have to be transposed for your size. It’s about fundamentals that apply to every church of any size.

Deal-Breakers: 7 Ways God May Tell You to Leave Your Church

Do I stay, or do I go? It’s one of the toughest questions a pastor has to face. The question for many pastors, especially in Small Churches is “how do I know which issues are worth fighting through and which ones are signs that it’s time to leave?”

Expanding the Sweet Spot for a Healthy Church Turnaround

There are three participants in any healthy church. The pastor, the congregation and God. Knowing and coordinating the zone where their hearts intersect is the most important task a pastor can do. And it’s critical to understand and do well if you want a successful church turnaround. This is especially important in a Small Church. …

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The 4 Most Overlooked Truths About Leading a Turnaround Church

It’s one of the toughest tasks in pastoral ministry. Leading an existing church through a turnaround from unhealthy to healthy. But it’s even harder when we’re trying to do so without understanding some basic principles needed for a successful turnaround to take place. Here are four common, fundamental principles that are regularly ignored or unknown …

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Grasshopper Myth: You Can Have a Great Small Church In Less Than a Year!

Turnarounds can happen in an instant. Visualize your life as a graph. If it’s been heading downhill for years, it might get into negative territory, until the combination of your finances, your marriage, your social, spiritual and emotional life combine to be a negative 10. You give your life to Christ and, in that instant, …

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