God is bigger when we need him more

Joni Eareckson Tada describes her morning wake-up routine as a battle with bitterness, then a surrender to the Lord, ending in joy. "God always seems bigger to those who need him most." (Courtesy of NACC.)
August 15, 2014  

The power of suffering together

"There is a gravitational pull to suffering." Pastor Jon Weece of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. tells story after compelling story about suffering and the questions that follow. He ends with a word of encouragement echoed in Revelation 7. (Courtesy of NACC.)
August 15, 2014  

Ed Stetzer: The real state of the church

"Stop saying that the church is dying," Ed exhorts the audience of church leaders and consultants at the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference. "First of all, it's really bad theology, but more than that, it's really bad statistics." Ed presents surprising numbers that tell the real story of the modern ...
August 11, 2014  

The "D" of DISC personalities - does this match you?

Understanding the different personality types will help you work with and lead people. In this clip, Aubrey Malphurs details the "D," or dominant, personality. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
August 11, 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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When your church is under constant stress

If you're a church planter, pastor or lay leader, Jesus has a promise about the stress you're under. Aaron Brockett explains how Jesus' letter to the church at Smyrna relates to today's angst-filled leaders. (Courtesy of NACC.)
August 06, 2014  

10 things your church wishes you knew about social media

Your church members want you to join them online. Here's how to do it right without wasting time or missing opportunities to minister. (Tami Heim at Church Central Turnaround 20/20.)
August 06, 2014  

Jesus will do something about the sin in your (HIS) church

"Now will be the time you come clean," said Matt Proctor in this session at the North American Christian Convention. "Never - ever, ever, ever - underestimate Jesus."
July 28, 2014  

A fresh way to look at young people in the church

Consultant Scott Wilcher describes an innovative way to perceive the younger generation: as orphans in need of love and guidance. (From the ChurchCentral.com Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
July 28, 2014  

Extroverts and introverts in ministry - which is more effective?

Do you know which personality style is more effective for the pastor of a large church? (Excerpted from a Society for Church Consulting training session taught by Aubrey Malphurs)
July 22, 2014  

When momentum is dangerous

Pastor Aaron Brockett examines Jesus' criticism of the church at Ephesus in Revelation 2. "This was a great church that had done nothing overtly wrong. They were just coasting on momentum." (Courtesy of NACC.)
July 15, 2014  

Building diversity by building an authentic worship service

"Make the Sunday morning experience as real and as relevant as possible, and people will come." (Pastor Danny Chambers at Church Central Turnaround 20/20)
July 15, 2014  

Live the hallelujah life

Pastor Rick Atchley of The Hills Church of Christ tells the story of an Olympic snowboarder who kept competing even though the judges had already awarded him the gold. This is the kind of life we are to live in the light of Revelation, says Pastor Rick.
July 08, 2014  

A dying church gets 20,000 attendees at its own funeral

"No longer does the organ play," says Stephen Gray during his talk at Church Central Turnaround 20/20. "Children aren't heard running through the hallways. The pulpit is empty. And yet the ministry of this church has just begun."
July 08, 2014  

One night I couldn't fall asleep

Joni Eareckson Tada recounts a fitful night in bed that turned into a morning full of joy. "How did that happen?" she asks. This clip includes a video produced by Joni & Friends about her life story. (Courtesy of NACC.)
June 29, 2014  

Solving the issue of alignment in regional church networks

Dann Spader discusses how he coaches large churches and regional networks to become more unified. (From the Church Central Turnaround 20/20 conference.)
June 28, 2014  

Leader, don't let past sin master you!

Dr. Frank Smith, Jr. encourages church leaders to leave all sins in the past. "We can be forgiven, we can be delivered from every wrong we ever committed." (Courtesy of NACC.)
June 20, 2014  

Jesus' opinion of today's church

Revelation 2-3 is a treatise on the messy, imperfect bride of Christ. "No church escapes the observing eye of Jesus Christ," said Aaron Brockett at NACC.
June 20, 2014  

Aubrey Malphurs on why spiritual gifts shouldn't become titles

In the African American and Latino church culture, we often see titles such as "prophet" or "apostle." Is this biblical? (Excerpted from a Society for Church Consulting training session taught by Aubrey Malphurs)
June 13, 2014  

Matt Proctor: Does your church underestimate Jesus?

In this clip from the North American Christian Convention, Matt Proctor explains how becoming too familiar with Christ can diminish a church's effectiveness. Do your members reduce the King of the universe to someone who's just nice to have around?
June 13, 2014  

What works for us as church consultants

Chuck Lawless and Dan Reeves reveal practices that work for them when they consult with declining churches.
June 06, 2014  

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