What Aubrey Malphurs looks for when he visits a church

Early in his preaching career, he realized that many churches are blind to the message their facility sends to the community. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
March 01, 2015  

An impossible turnaround situation - Part 2

"As my wife can confirm," says Pastor Don Ross, "this was an incredibly painful season in my life with no quick fixes, but several quick disasters." A new culture was needed if Don's church was to survive. As his dramatic story continues, here are the first steps he took. (From ...
March 01, 2015  

An impossible turnaround situation - Part 1

"I was being called to bring this church into a new day, and I didn't have a clue what to do." Pastor Don Ross sets the stage for a turnaround situation that seemed impossible. "I joined the leper colony (disguised as a church) when there were 350 people left of ...
February 23, 2015  

The power of job descriptions and evaluations

One of the benefits of a job description is it allows for more effective performance appraisals. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
February 23, 2015  

'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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A fire hose of encouragement for pastors

"He got us through like he said he would!" Pastor Frank Smith's conclusion to his fiery session at NACC will fill pastors with a renewed sense of energy and joy in the believer's future.
February 13, 2015  

Church growth secret: Celebrate the wins, embrace the losses

When it comes to successful pastor mentoring, "It's the old two-steps-forward-one-step-back approach," says Rev. Esther Cottrell. Some church boards ask her if the denomination's coaching works 100%. "Sometimes yes, sometimes no," she says. "It all depends if you follow the program."
February 13, 2015  

Have you considered one-on-one coaching with another pastor?

Rev. Esther Cottrell explains how Ohio Ministries Church of God has found success pairing up pastors with more experienced pastors in a mentoring relationship. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
February 04, 2015  

Key statistics from Ed Stetzer's book Transformational Groups

Ed talks through the most important statistics and concepts on moving church members from the pews into small groups. (Excerpted from his session at the ChurchCentral.com Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
February 04, 2015  

Are you yearning for Jesus to relieve your suffering?

If you're a leader feeling oppressed by suffering, you'll be encouraged by this clip from Joni Eareckson Tada's session at the North American Christian Convention. "Suffering stretches our soul down here on earth," she says, "so that we might receive more of heaven's joy when we arrive on that celestial ...
February 04, 2015  

Aubrey Malphurs: The wisdom of knowing when to fire staff

There is a right time to do it for the benefit of both the person and the church. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
January 29, 2015  

5 long-term solutions to the leadership crisis in the American church

Pastor and author Gordon Penfold concludes his Turnaround 20/20 talk with an analysis and suggestions for pastoral leadership training. "Seminaries can only do so much [leadership development], but it's not enough."
January 29, 2015  

Stats and a story on the multiethnic church

"The church has a major credibility problem because we preach the love of God for all people from segregated pulpits and pews," says Mark DeYmaz. He tells the story of a minority woman who checked out his own church ... and wasn't pleased with what she saw. (From a session ...
January 29, 2015  

The story of a messy life turned around by a church

One day a young lady came to Pastor Aaron Brockett after he preached on the woman at the well. For a year he saw her in the halls but barely kept tabs on her - instead, others in the church ministered to her. "When they baptized her and brought her ...
January 19, 2015  

Turnaround case study: Bay Area Chinese Bible Church

DJ Chuang tells another success story of a special Asian American church. (Excerpt from Church Central's Turnaround 20/20.)
January 19, 2015  

What the executive pastor does

"This is a relatively new position," says Aubrey Malphurs in this training session hosted by the Society for Church Consulting "They're second in charge, and they do whatever the senior pastor wants them to do."
January 19, 2015  

Seeing splash-overs of heaven in this life

"Suffering is like a splash-over of hell," says Joni Eareckson Tada, "helping us to appreciate the ultimate hell that Christ Jesus has rescued us from. Suffering gives us a tiny little taste of the hell that could be ours were it not for our salvation in Jesus.... But then what ...
January 13, 2015  

God is the one who turns around a church!

Greg Atkinson and Steve Cartin give final words during their Turnaround 20/20 panel on leading a church from decline to growth.
January 13, 2015  

Andy Stanley's top 3 leadership activities

Rick Warren and Andy Stanley focus on just a few things to generate 80% of their productivity. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
January 13, 2015  

Amazing multiethnic turnaround story: Evergreen Baptist Church

This tale of growth, multiplication and turnaround since 1925 stands as an inspirational case study for other Asian churches in America. DJ Chuang recounts the history of this Los Angeles congregation. (From Church Central's Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
January 08, 2015  

The power of peer coaching for pastors

The Ohio Ministries Church of God organizes monthly group meetings for pastors to study books and learn best practices in leadership, church growth and other ministry issues. (Rev. Esther Cottrell at Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
January 03, 2015  

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