Parnell Lovelace on successful ministry succession

Pastor Parnell Lovelace, Jr. teaches the necessity of succession planning, relaying his story of passing the baton to a younger pastor in his own 3,600-member Center of Praise church in Sacramento, Calif. "The vision is always bigger than the person," says Pastor Lovelace. (From the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
December 18, 2014  

Judgment vs. perception personalities - which are you?

How do you relate to the outer world? Are you controlled or spontaneous, planned or flexible? (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
December 18, 2014  

This discipleship process sparked our church's turnaround

"It's brought real life into our church," says Steve Cartin. "The process transformed our deacons. It's transformed our church leadership. In the past 18 months we've added more folks to the church than we have in the past nine years." (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
December 15, 2014  

Mark DeYmaz: Community transformation begins with reflecting the community

Mark describes how his model goes beyond the rhetoric of "taking this town for Jesus" to actually doing it. "It's a scalable model for any church of any size to not only work toward turnaround in their church, but turnaround in their community."
December 15, 2014  

'Sometimes churches just need to die'

"I know that's a controversial statement," says Stephen Gray at Turnaround 20/20. "We don't like to think in those terms. But between 30,000 and 40,000 churches over the last decade have closed their doors for good."
July 22, 2014  

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The three elements of successful ministry

How has God wired you, where is he sending you, and how is he developing you? Gordon Penfold, co-author with Aubrey Malphurs of Re:VISION - The Key to Transforming Your Church, summarizes how pastors should analyze their situation and skill set. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
December 08, 2014  

Thinker vs. feeler personalities - which are you?

How do you make decisions? Do you use your head or your heart more often? (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
December 08, 2014  

How Beacon Hill Baptist Church adjusted to its community, and thrived

Lizette Beard of LifeWay Research tells the story of a church in the Transformational Churches research that made simple changes and connected better with its community and its mission. (From the Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
December 01, 2014  

Lighting the pastor's passion for life

A fired-up Frank Smith exhorts pastors to ignite their churches to fight a battle for life that is more than just "pro-life."
December 01, 2014  

A pastor's adventure of suffering in Haiti

Jon Weece relates how an invitation to preach at a small mountain church in Haiti reconnected him to Jesus and God's perspective on suffering. (Courtesy of NACC.)
November 21, 2014  

The biggest obstacle to church growth

Dann Spader and Don Matthews discuss common multiplication issues inherent in church clusters and networks. "The biggest problem is in leadership," says Don. "It wasn't that the pastor didn't love the church, didn't have a heart for God, or didn't have the abilities to pastor the church, but one thing ...
November 21, 2014  

Aubrey Malphurs explains sensing vs. intuition personalities in Myers-Briggs

Sensing personalities deal with what's in front of them; intuitives deal with what could be there. Facts vs. possibilities. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
November 17, 2014  

A pastor puts lessons from 'church turnaround bootcamp' to work

Rev. Esther Cottrell of Ohio Ministries Church of God describes how one pastor in her judicatory went through a week-long training, took the leadership concepts back to his struggling church, and saw quick increases in baptisms and attendance. (From the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
November 17, 2014  

My heart needed work before the church could turn around

"I had to altar my ego - put it up on the altar as a living sacrifice," says Pastor Steve Cartin. "But as I began to change, folks began to notice and ask some questions." Thus began the turnaround process for the entire church. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
November 10, 2014  

The discomfort of multiethnicity

"All churches should cultivate a border crossing discipline," says Elizabeth Drury. In this session from Turnaround 20/20, Elizabeth takes a humorous approach to that universal discomfort when cultures open their boundaries to each other.
November 10, 2014  

An inspiring view of our entry into heaven

"At first we may burn with the brilliant newness of being glorified, but then in the next instant we will feel at peace and we will be at home as though it were always this way, as though we were born for such a place." (Joni Eareckson Tada at NACC.)
November 03, 2014  

Identifying extroverts and introverts

Extroverts act first and then think; introverts think first and then act. Extroverts are talkers; introverts are writers. Aubrey Malphurs explains more of the advantages and disadvantages of each in this church consultant training clip. (From the Society for Church Consulting)
November 03, 2014  

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  

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'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  

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