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  

'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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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  

'They told me everything I'd done wrong for 9 years'

"The longer we wait to apologize for a wrongdoing or weakness," explains Pastor Steve Cartin, "the sooner a weakness is perceived as a wickedness." More will pile up on top of it, he says, "and it will derail anything you try to do in leadership." (From Turnaround 20/20.)
January 03, 2015  

When your church vision doesn't fit a simple model

"It takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people." Pastor Greg Atkinson learned this lesson in a memorable way when he tried to convince Miles McPherson to back off from an aggressive vision at The Rock church. (From Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
December 29, 2014  

You have but little power

The church at Philadelphia did two things that earned Christ's hand of favor on its ministry. (Pastor Aaron Brockett preaching from Revelation at NACC.)
December 29, 2014  

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  

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  

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