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Do Millennials really care about what type of worship style is used in their church? My son, Jess Rainer, and I recently spoke in Texas on the topic of the Millennials, America's largest generation of nearly 79 million persons. Because we coauthored …
If I could do my ministry over againIn late February I addressed more than 60 megachurch pastors at a meeting in San Diego. The organizers asked me to look back over my 40-year ministry at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. And, discuss what I'd do differently and …
The Solomon Seduction Book ReviewI recently finished reading The Solomon Seduction: What You Can Learn from the Wisest Fool in the Bible by Mark Atteberry. I cannot think of a better book to give every man in your life. This is a book men, regardless of their stages of life, need …
"Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests." (Proverbs 14:4, NIV) Do you regularly practice the leadership habit of intentionally and strategically trading problems? Do you know how to …
Shane Stanford and R. Brad Martin have written a helpful book in Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants. Stanford and Martin use the story of David and Goliath (one of my favorites) to talk about the challenges of life and how to move forward. (Note: I …
In the old days we used to say that parking was difficult and that's why folks didn't come to church on time. That may have been naive! There are lots of reasons people choose to be late, and—just maybe—we should know what they are. 1 …
Beyond Best SellersWhen I interviewed Steve Willis four years ago about filming of the final episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, I had no idea the visit would lead to a book.Until he later reminded me of it, I had forgotten an off-handed remark I made that day …
What if there was a simple way of thinking about your day today, that could radically transform it? The term "future perfect paradigm" originates from the work of Stanley Davis in the eighties. He used the term as a framework in strategic planning …
Leadership Principle #50: Before hiring a star no one knows, look for people already on board who have a reputation for helping others succeed. "Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves …
Many years ago I served as the pastor of a church where I avidly supported door-to-door outreach. As you might imagine, I struggled with leading people to be involved in the ministry. We kept decent records, so I got the old "outreach cards" for the …
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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)
 

 
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.)
 

 
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)
 

 
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)
 

 
Will Mancini: Questions to ask as you pursue your church's new vision

Will helps you lay out the questions your leadership team needs to grapple with as you achieve vision clarity. (At Church Central Turnaround 20/20)

 
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