If you believe that worship is a verb but often becomes a perfunctory noun, then you might want to read further. We should probably make some adjustments before we lose sight of why we gather. My last contribution to ChurchCentral.com spoke to the often conspicuous excesses of “modern-ish" worship.
The primary complaint that I hear from congregants in many churches is that the worship service is too much of a show, and you may believe that to be true yourself. In an effort to have excellence in our worship experiences we may have overstepped. Here are some ways to ...
January 16, 2015 Doug Lawrence
Mainline denominations are mostly on the skids, with declining member numbers, and closing congregations no longer able to pay the bills. Good books have been written about transforming churches, but they do no good if there isn’t the courage to put the advice into action.
January 16, 2015 Ronald Keener
Every pastor loves Christmas. Increased attendance is like crack cocaine for most church leaders—euphoria naturally accompanies all those Bs in the Ps. Taken on the whole, though, there are many things to consider when evaluating a church’s momentary success in festival seasons. Take for example…
January 01, 2015 Doug Lawrence
Increasing church attendance is about making new disciples of Christ and teaching them. For mega churches and average size congregations, numerical growth and spiritual growth are both important.
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