Christian Piatt: Earning the right to invite

 
Oct. 29, 2012
Author and emergent pastor Christian Piatt says it's no longer about bringing people to church - we must engage people where they are - through insightful questions and real interest. Here's an excerpt from a recent ChurchNext interview (see the full interview at churchnext.tv)

Topics: Church Growth


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  

'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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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 ChurchCentral.com'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  

My story: Becoming a campus pastor, acting like a consultant

When Greg Atkinson started as pastor of a campus launched by a 167 year-old church, he drew on his consulting background and went into observation/assessment mode. Here's what he found, and what he did. (From Turnaround 20/20.)
October 17, 2014  

What God does before he uses us to inspire others

Pastor Frank Smith, Jr. explains the process of preparation before we witness to the world.
October 17, 2014  


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