5 ways to be truly present with people

Personally? I’ve proved over and over that you can be in the same room with people and be totally detached from them. Most likely, I’m not alone.
October 31, 2014   Doug Lawrence

A little hip hop to pick you up

This glorifying, sanctifying capture of rap-ture is brought to you by the Turnaround 20/20 conference.
October 31, 2014  

How to react to the suffering in our churches

"As pastors, we don't explain to them the why behind their suffering, lest we minimize it," says Jon Weece. (From a session at the North American Christian Convention in 2013.)
October 31, 2014  

Stop Failing to Plan – Start a Content Strategy

Churches, almost regardless of size, can inadvertently opportunistically take advantage of their audience through minimally prepared communications aimed at the most urgent needs. Even a small modicum of strategic planning would aid considerably in aligning the mission of the church with the opportunities in their communities.
October 29, 2014   Anthony Coppedge

When technology divides

I am a technology fan. I appreciate its power to help me stay connected to my wife, family, colleagues and friends. However, as we know, technology - mobile devices in particular - can get us into trouble. We can find ourselves engrossed in our devices when we are with our ...
October 27, 2014   Kent Evans

6 ways to "read" the room

Are we winning at the game of “Follow the Leader?” Are people really with us? This piece is about checking to see if, in fact, anyone is following our skillful cues.
October 24, 2014   Doug Lawrence

Ed Stetzer: What is the purpose of a small group?

"All three of these things should be the function of a small group, but most groups will have one that stands out as a more significant factor and they have to be reminded of the other two." (From ChurchCentral.com's Turnaround 20/20 conference in 2013.)
October 24, 2014  

Fascinating story of a successful Asian American church merger

Quest Church in Seattle went from 40 members to 600 after a merger in which an older pastor humbled himself under the leadership of a dynamic younger pastor. (DJ Chuang at the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference in 2013.)
October 24, 2014  

5 Reasons pastors need a sabbatical

The word “sabbatical” has different meanings, depending on the context in which it is used. It has one meaning in the academic community, another meaning in its biblical usage, and still another in many secular settings. For the purpose of this blog, I will define sabbatical in simple terms: time ...
October 23, 2014   Thom Rainer

Five things to do in your 2015 personal planning

I wish I had planned more when I was a young man. I treated each year pretty much like the one before, living life in one long stream of consciousness. Before I knew it, several years passed, and some of my dreams still seemed distant. I can see now that ...
October 22, 2014   Tom Harper

Joan Rivers and the hope of life after death

Comedienne Joan Rivers died recently at the age of 81. Her passing came just three weeks after the world also mourned the loss of comedian Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall. Rivers was a very funny lady.  Despite her frequently edgy and irreverent humor, she was a relentless worker and ...
October 21, 2014   Bob Russell

Multi-Congregation v. Multi-Site Churches

One current trend that has the potential to be a blip on the screen of church history is the multi-campus church. If not a blip, possibly a blemish. In business, the ma-pa whatever store disappeared with the growth of the big box Wal-Mart model. In the same way, many neighborhood ...
October 21, 2014   Phil Wood

My story: Becoming a campus pastor, acting like a consultant

When Greg Atkinson started as pastor of a campus launched by a 167 year-old church, he drew on his consulting background and went into observation/assessment mode. Here's what he found, and what he did. (From Turnaround 20/20.)
October 17, 2014  

What God does before he uses us to inspire others

Pastor Frank Smith, Jr. explains the process of preparation before we witness to the world.
October 17, 2014  

Re:Vision Book Review

A turnaround pastor's life development plan
October 14, 2014   David Bowman

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