10 Things I Learned Leading a Church in Revitalization
This is a longer post than I sometimes have, but I want to share some things I learned in helping revive a church. I shared these many times in conferences, but I haven’t yet shared them here on my blog in this form I would always say at conferences to begin something like, “Let me get this out of the way first. I’m not using a lot of Scripture here. Of course we bathe everything in prayer. Of course we follow God’s lead.…
How To Be Uncomfortable
Frequently when I meditate I hit a point about ten minutes in where I really want to do something else. I count my breathing and try to keep my posture in order and all that, but then I suddenly re…
Why Are Americans Still Uncomfortable with Atheism?
Two new books explore what unbelievers actually believe.
Why Church Leaders Need the Church
When you are in need, let the body serve. You will be better off for it, and you will get a chance to experience the ministry of the church to you.
Why Church Members Don't Invite Others to Church
We cover a recent post here at the blog written by Chuck Lawless on why church members don't invite others to church
Church Decline: What if Your Church Disappeared?
The community grows, but your church declines. Does anybody know what you offer? If you church was forced to close its doors, would anyone notice?
CHURCH PICNIC! …Why the changes?
Our Annual Woodward Park Picnic has been an RBC highlight for many, many years! Families came to services on Sunday morning… headed straight to the park where lunch was waiting to be eaten and games to be played. Then two years we added a (children’s) “Family Picnic” up at Shaver Lake on Labor Day. Then word got out how fun THAT picnic was and many others wanted to be a part of that action. Now the Shaver picnic rivals the Woodward one just…
What is a Church?
What Is the Church?
We may be part of a local congregation, but that doesn’t mean we truly appreciate both the scale and the glory of Christ’s body.
Why an Unfriendly Small Church Is Worse than an Unfriendly Big Church
Walking into a small church for the first time can be an act of great vulnerability.
📜 Theology Thursday: How Biblical Metaphors for the Church Require Church Membership
If we unpack all of what Scripture teaches about the local church, we’ll find that church membership is in fact in every nook and cranny of the New Testament.
What is a Healthy Church
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How To Be a Bad Church Member
Ever wanted to set your church back and create an unhealthy culture? Here is a short list of things to do to: 1. Constantly point out what should be done, but never volunteer to actually do anythin…
What Every Heart Longs For. What Every Church Can Be.
Or comfortable. Or predictable. Church is supposed to arrest our pride. Church is meant to crush our selfishness. Church was created to carry our heartache and comfort our affliction.
3 Reasons Why Every Church Should Have a Church Website
In the developed world, having a church website is a given. Most of us instinctively know this But why? Why are church websites important, and how does the answer inform how you construct your site These principles spell the difference between inviting someone to join your church’s mission and communicating (accidentally), “Please don’t come here.” Here are three reasons church websites are important—and corresponding takeaways for…
How to Get Your Church Staff Involved in Social Media Engagement
Social media is an excellent marketing tool when it comes to promoting your church events and services. You are able to use a variety of free channels to s
It’s HUGE: Five Lessons the American Church is Learning from Church-Planting Movements
It’s HUGE: Tim Martin, Mission Pastor at WoodsEdge Community Church in Houston expresses what many church leaders describe when they hear of and are amazed by all that God is doing through Church-Planting Movements around the world. “I think it’s starting to bounce back to America, causing us to radically rethink our whole paradigm of church and mission. I now believe there can be much more, and there must be more.”
10 Commandments for a Friendly Church
Speak to People. A cheerful word of greeting can make the day brighter for anyone. Some folks would never speak unless spoken to first. It would be a quiet world if everyone refused to speak until spoken to Give Folks a Friendly Smile. A smile costs so little and does so much good. Your smile is your greatest asset. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:13 Call Folks By Name. The…
10 Misconceptions About The Church
Christians fuel the fire of many misconceptions about the church. Everywhere I go, I hear one of the...