July 18, 2019
lies

Three Lies Pastors Believe

reshared with kind permission from Josh Reich.    All of us believe lies in our lives and those lies shape us. Lies that we aren’t good enough, strong enough, that I owe God, that we can be in control, that God doesn’t love us, that we aren’t lovable or worthwhile. Lies like these, shape us. And if we don’t face them, these lies will determine the stories we tell and live. Pastor’s believe lies as well. I know that might be a shock, but it’s true. And like lies in our personal lives, if we don’t face them, name them and […]
July 16, 2019
building

Building Community in the Church

reshared with kind permission from author Barry Voss.  An important and often unrecognized role of the church leader is to build community among those he or she leads.  Just as Christ surrounded Himself with his disciples and lived in fellowship with them, we too as leaders must develop a Christian community among our people as well.  We need to recognize that God desires that we work together in ministry, with each of us being a part of the Body of Christ.  No person can do all of the work of the ministry alone.  By developing a community of faithful believers […]
July 11, 2019
generation

3 Ways Attractional Church Needs to Change to Reach the Next Generation Part II

Cont’d. from Part I reshared with kind permission from Carey Nieuwhof. 3. LESS HEAD. MORE HEART. Another key shift that’s happening in churches that are reaching the next generation involves creating experiences that engage the heart, not just the head. The next generation doesn’t just want to know what’s true, they want to feel what true and to experience what’s real. Real is deeper than just an idea—real is an experience. The next generation doesn’t just want to know what’s true, they want to feel what true and to experience what’s real.CLICK TO TWEET When crafting the welcome…don’t just blanket people with information and the […]
July 4, 2019
church

Why People Choose Your Church

resharing with kind permission from the Breeze church.  How did you end up at the church you attend? I bet you have your reasons. Maybe you even wrote them down when you were church shopping or searching for a job. Most people have a list, even if they don’t know it. It’s often intuitive. Do you know what people are looking for? Research is helpful in this area and I’ve noticed trends in my own conversations with people who recently chose to make our church home or recently decided to leave. So, here’s the top six reasons I believe people […]