• Don’t Argue - Ever

    Don’t Argue - Ever

    Proverbs is not without puzzling contrasts. You'd think a simple truth like "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another" (Prov. 27:17) would encourage healthy conflict, friction, and debate, …
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  • Mystery Shoppers at Your Church

    Mystery Shoppers at Your Church

    Several years ago a new member to my staff team came to me, asking if she could bring some "mystery shoppers" into our weekend experience to give us fresh perspective on what our guests were …
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  • Five warning signs of declining church health

    Five warning signs of declining church health

    December 17, 2004, should have been a day of celebration. Nellie Jo and I had been married 27 years on that date. We were in Naples, Florida, enjoying the sunshine and each other. Then the phone call …
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  • 5 Benefits of Working With an Outside Consultant

    5 Benefits of Working With an Outside Consultant

    There is a trend in church revitalization efforts that needs to be addressed. The trend is the felt need to handle everything internally. The opening decade of the 21st Century has revealed …
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  • Worship: Are We Out of Focus?

    Worship: Are We Out of Focus?

    Worship: Are We Out of Focus?Where do we begin to tell the story…While visiting in a large church one Sunday morning last Spring with a non-Christian friend, I found myself angered, …
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  • 10 Tips to Improve Church Outreach

    10 Tips to Improve Church Outreach

    Bi-vocational pastors are the hardest working preachers in the business. They have the unenviable task of working two full-time jobs. Neither job ever stays done. Part-time ministry is part-time in …
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  • Digital Missions: The Planet’s Last Unexplored Mission Field

    Digital Missions: The Planet’s Last Unexplored Mission Field

    On Sunday, August 16, over 7,000 visitors jammed into the web campus of North Point Church (Pastor Andy Stanley) for their inaugural live online service. A growing number of churches are looking at …
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  • When the Bible is read

    When the Bible is read

    Some of you are older like me. So you remember the envelope check-off system. Each week at church you would turn in your offering in an envelope. On the outside of the envelope was a place for your …
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  • Google CEO Talks About Truth

    Google CEO Talks About Truth

    Last week Google CEO Eric Schmidt was the featured guest at a pre-G20 technology forum in Pittsburgh. During his presentation Schmidt explained, "Google is in the business of trying to produce the …
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  • Three Reasons Why Our Current Strategies Slow Down

    Three Reasons Why Our Current Strategies Slow Down

    Why is it, all of a sudden, we are starting to slow down? Has our current paradigm (ministry strategy, vision, etc.) answered all the questions it can answer?The word paradigm carries a contemporary …
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  • When Good Enough, Isn't

    When Good Enough, Isn't

    It's an alarming trend in church ecclesiology...at least it should be. The very thought of it should set off bells, buzzers, whistles, flashing lights; the whole smash! Yet, surprisingly it doesn't.…
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  • When belief acts like love

    When belief acts like love

    It was a strange sensation. I could not take my eyes off the young man on the corner. He was holding up one of those signs that said the store was going out of business, that you could buy some …
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  • Ten Tips for Dealing with Money

    Ten Tips for Dealing with Money

    Money is a high-stress issue in most congregations. Who gives how much is often secret, even from the pastor. Congregations struggle to meet their budget, let alone increase their ministry. When …
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  • Who's blogging on ChurchCentral.com

    Who's blogging on ChurchCentral.com

    Following is our roster of church leadership bloggers:Greg Atkinson - Greg has been writing, speaking and training church leaders since 2000. He founded www.multisensoryworship.com, a site geared to …
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  • New Church Consulting Market Research to be Revealed

    New Church Consulting Market Research to be Revealed

    The Society for Church Consulting's recently completed "Future Trends in Church Consulting" market study will be released at its Church Consulting Summit Nov. 10-12 at New Orleans Baptist Seminary. …
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  • Leadership In Church Planting

    Leadership In Church Planting

    There are all kinds of leaders and all kinds of leadership styles. There's the lead-by-example leader, the dictator, the persuader, the gifted orator, or the hands-on leader. There are many kinds of …
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  • Why Waddle When You Can Fly?

    Why Waddle When You Can Fly?

    "It's much more fun to complain than change anything." Faith Popcorn "One must not hesitate to innovate and change with the times and the varying formations. The leader who stands still is not …
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  • From bad leaders to good leaders

    From bad leaders to good leaders

    Sometimes I just like to look through the old files. They tell the stories of hundreds of consultations I led from 1988 to 2005. During that time I led the Rainer Group, formerly known as Church …
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  • Worship: Have It Your Way

    Worship: Have It Your Way

    Worship: Have It Your Way!Are we making a mistake?My friend and former colleague, Doug Ferguson, who pastors the Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, has written a blog entry which has me …
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  • Ten tough questions for a personal Great Commission resurgence

    Ten tough questions for a personal Great Commission resurgence

    It could not be explained by coincidence. Three people suggested it in an email. A good friend and Christian leader talked about it recently. And my pastor mentioned it in his sermon. They all spoke …
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Ten tactics from Proverbs to help you manage conflict

This rapid-fire list of concepts and verses will arm you with things to do when conflict takes root in your church. (Tom Harper at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Elmer Towns: The next big church turnaround method

"Life groups are changing today's church." (From Church Central's Turnaround 20/20 summit in 2012)
 

 
John Maxwell launches a prayer meeting

When he was a pastor in San Diego, Maxwell went against the wishes of his board and started a new prayer ministry that helped the church grow. Here's how he did it. (Elmer Towns at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
Do some churches do more harm than good?

When a church doesn't make disciples, its value to the Kingdom is questionable. (Aubrey Malphurs leading a training session for the Society for Church Consulting.)
 

 
How weaknesses help leaders win spiritual battles
Chuck Lawless, Dan Reeves and John Ewart talk about the power of brokenness in fighting Satan in a church turnaround situation. We all have weaknesses that the enemy is very aware of, and when we direct our fear toward God rather than him, we …
 
Bandero Road Church's 7 'how we live together' statements

Will Mancini discusses how this church defines what a disciple should look like in their congregation. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20)

 
Strategies for becoming multicultural

Blended worship, multigenerational, multilingual. Whatever you do, be fluid, said Jan Paron. "What worked last year may not work this year." (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
 

 
How I became the county pastor

You think you're busy? Melissa Pratt tells how she adopted the community and became its chaplain.

 
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