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My Lard, isn’t God good?I was born in Pennsylvania, in a community of 8,000 just three miles east of the chocolate town of Hershey. My dad worked 40 years and one month making Hershey candy. Hershey was considered a good employer, and while unionized, my dad went out on …
You don't have to sit through too many church staff meetings to realize that maybe—just maybe—nothing will get done. Fellowship, bonding, team building, and even Lectio divina have their place in staff gatherings, but there should also …
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. …
Maybe your church needs a worship design specialist? Kim Miller is one of those volunteers churches love. "My family landed at Ginghamsburg Church (in Ohio) nearly 20 years ago to 'hide and heal' following a rough patch in another ministry setting," she says. "God did some great healing but I don't …
Fame! Pastors aren’t going to live forever--and should act like itI grew up in a congregation of about 1,000 members, at its highest point, and for that denomination it was a "mega" church of its day and faith group. True, that was in the 1970s, light years away from today, its social media, and the publishing …
In your life as an Evangelical, you will probably encounter churches that are called "Something or Other United," and churches that are identified largely with their well-known pastors. Definition: The "personality pastor" (I'm so sorry to have to …
For the most part, church people certainly qualify for the title, "nice," but sometimes they do really inappropriate things. I personally have never been guilty of any of these faux pas, but maybe you have. [Incidentally, there are more than 3 nasty …
Arvella Schuller, R.I.P."A memorial service for Arvella Schuller, who along with her husband, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, was co-founder of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, was held late Tuesday afternoon [Feb. 18]. Considered the force behind the popular 'Hour of Power' …
I like young people! Their skin looks like it's still in its original blister pack. They can walk up and down stairs without grabbing the railing. They have GREAT teeth! In the modern church they are particularly revered because they bring the …
If you're a ministry veteran, this chapter will come as no surprise to you. If you are a young leader or pastor, please don't skip this chapter. It will save you a lot of grief and late nights tossing and turning. I'm writing this for the very …
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Worship service video: Time from God's perspective
Produced by the creative team at Southeast Christian Church, this 3-minute video puts time in perspective. Everything in history has flowed toward - and out of - a single moment. (Visit Southeast Christian) …
 
What is your process of doing church?

Aubrey Malphurs discusses five points in what should be every church's daily work. (From the Society for Church Consulting training)
 

 
Embracing the arts as a turnaround tactic

Pastor Dan Willis explains how The Lighthouse Church of All Nations attracts young people to the church through a special mid-week service. (From the Turnaround 20/20 summit, 2012.)

 
Guitar interlude - something different

Leaders, turn your speakers up and slow everything else down for a couple minutes while you listen to this incredible bit of guitar playing at the North American Christian Convention.

 
Change, a profound how to...

Doug Lawrence, worship consultant and ChurchCentral.com blogger, says there are 3 important things to remember when you try to change anything.

 
Criticism is your coach

Criticism can make a huge difference in your leadership — a good one! (Doug Lawrence, ChurchCentral.com blogger)

 
Engagement, the best kind

"The harder you seek to get people's attention, the less you get." (Doug Lawrence, ChurchCentral.com blogger)

 
How to keep vision from being forgotten

Gary McIntosh, author and board member of the Society for Church Consulting:

 
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