Ok. To start with, I apologize. Yep, it has been forever since I posting anything on this site. Between writing for United Methodist Communications and my day job, I have ...
We need to honestly face the facts. We can try to deny it as much as we want, but the U.S. church is in decline. In a well documented book, “Restart Your Church” by Dottie Escobedo-Frank, she clearly defines the situation: Thom Ranier, in a U.S. study of 1,159 churches (2002), said that 94% of […]
We all know the story of the three little pigs. Each one built a house: one of straw, one of sticks and one of bricks. One technology met the test while the other failed because the pigs did not want to put the time and effort it. Two piggies were bacon (depending on which story […]
Jim Collins wrote a series of books that talk about companies that move from “Good to Great,” sustain their performance because they are “Built to Last” and sometimes lose that greatness and implode while we are stuck to consider “How the Mighty Fall.” To give a VERY BRIEF recap on the process, companies that get […]
A paper called “A mathematical model of social group competition with application to the growth of religious non-affiliation” presented this week at the Dallas meeting of the American Physical Society predicts organized religion will be driven toward extinction in 9 countries. Is this really true? What are we (as the church) willing to do about it?
Out of the prayers of children can come the clarity of God’s call for all of our churches.
50% of churches do not have an annual stewardship campaign. EPIC FAIL! Churches need to cast a vision of why to give and allow people to support causes that matter. Here are some ways to do that.
Social media tools are great, but churches need to think through how to leverage social media sites to help create relationships and connect them “home” to deepen relationship.
Churches can learn a lesson from the digital revolution in Egypt. A digital movement can be generated using the social media tools now available. The power is in your hands. Use it wisely.
Show me the benefit… the obligatory Super Bowl 2011 commercial roundup and what churches can learn from them.
What can the church learn from Madison Avenue to connect with people from Main Street? Here are some thoughts on the latest round of Super Bowl commercials and what the church can learn from them.