Category Archives: Church Growth

The Church Bully

I just came across an insightful post from Thom Rainer. In his post, Rainer lists nine common characteristics of what he labels “church bullies”. Read through the points below. Have you ever had to deal with a church bully? Have … Continue reading

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Building Church Buildings: Do We Spend Too Much?

In Matthew 16:13-20, we find an exchange between Jesus and his disciples.  In this conversation, Jesus asks his followers what people are saying about him and who they are saying he is.  After the disciples answer this question, Jesus then … Continue reading

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Churches Not Immune To The Economic Downturn

Homeowners are struggling to pay their mortgages.  Foreclosure rates are at an unbelievably high level.  The economic downturn has hit us all in one way or another.  Churches are no exception.  As congregants have less money to give, churches have … Continue reading

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Do Our Churches Suffer From Low Self-Esteem?

You have heard it before.  A pastor, in an effort to encourage you and others, has said, “God made you just the way you are.  He designed you exactly how he wanted you because He has a specific plan for … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Wal-Mart Church…

The Wal-Mart phenomenon has had a tremendous impact on our culture.  In the beginning, the Wal-Mart business model was to avoid competing with other large stores by placing their stores in under-served communities.  Instead of going into busy, high-population areas, … Continue reading

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Can a “Successful” Church Fulfill its Calling?

Yesterday, I posted asking if you preferred a large church or a small church.  Today, I want to quote a couple of paragraphs from a book I am reading and ask for your response.  This quotation is taken from Ruth … Continue reading

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Large Church or Small Church? Which do you prefer?

I am just beginning a book titled Left Behind in a Megachurch World: How God Works through Ordinary Churches by Ruth Tucker.  The author was formerly a professor at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I had the opportunity to hear … Continue reading

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