Being On Mission Stinks, Why is Local Outreach So Hard? and other top posts for 2013
My blogging & reading has been sporadic since baby Kate came along. But now she’s almost two & sleeping better, so looking forward to getting back to a regular reading & writing rhythm. Did eak out a few decent posts this year though. Here’s the top 13:
about our churches Faith in Action Sunday’s
normal Christianity is not working for many in our world. And many times, Biblical Christianity seems weird to us, because we’ve created a normal that depends upon our disobedience.
2. Church Revitalization Resources
delved into the Church Revitalization waters this year. Still have lots to learn. Developed a few good resources for the front end though:
- Do We Need A Church Revitalization Plan?
- Tools for Revitalization: Church Systems Analysis
- Scenarios for Church Revitalization: Diagnosis
- Scenarios for Church Revitalization: Restructure or Restart
- Scenarios for Church Revitalization: Refocus and Re-Energize
- The Solution for Church Health and Revitalization
Yep, did a wedding in a barn with groomsmen in rubber boots. Love it!
If you want to pursue God’s mission & produce fruit for His kingdom, give up on having a clean, neat, smell good life all of the time.
As church attendance declines, we must look at our communities as a mission field. Why don’t we? Here’s some reasons, assumptions, & excuses I’ve heard, said, felt as a church leader…
Our church developed a great resource for Block Partying:
The world parties to FORGET and ESCAPE reality. Christ followers party to REMEMBER and CELEBRATE present and future reality.
One Church’s Journey from 25-400.
I love ramp building projects more every year!
Not all transfer growth is bad or bad for the kingdom. But my desire is for commitment, honor, evangelism, kingdom growth, community transformation to take precedence over a bigger crowd at my church next Sunday
Also, check out: The Great Transfer Growth Boogie Monster, Part One
10. Creating Sending Capacity Resources
One of my fave new topics: SENDING CAPACITY
- Creating More Sending Capacity
- Creating More Sending Capacity: How?
- How Does a Pastor Create Sending Capacity?
- Creating Sending Capacity: Make Room for the Apostles (with a little “a”)
“The greatness of a church is not in her seating capacity, but in her sending capacity” ~Rick Warren.
An “EXCEPT” in relation to your character could change the course of history for your family.
“What difference does it make if your church grows but the community stays the same?”
normal and weird change over time and what is normal to us would probably look weird to a New Testament Christian church