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Someone sent me a tweet recently that I’ve been thinking about. He asked about mega-churches and if many of the people they attract simply come from other churches. To be clear, those who come to any sized church are usually already converted people whether those churches are small, medium, large or mega. The problem isn’t […]

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Dictionary.com defines replanting: “To plant (something) again or in a new place…” With regards to a church replant, a church avoids permanent death by recognizing it will no longer flourish unless conditions are drastically changed to facilitate growth. Here are some facts about churches in the USA that most pastors and church planters have heard: […]

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Think of the name of a person who recently told you they’re unhappy and thinking about leaving your church. Would you believe me if I told you that that person is not an outlier? What if I told you that that person kicking up dust, threatening to leave, folding their arms in services, talking behind […]

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The path disgruntled church members take to process and air their grievances is just as common as the accusations themselves. Step #1: “I’m hurt.” It always starts with something you did or said that hurt them. I want you to notice, however, that the reason people STATE for why they are upset is seldom the […]

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Did you know Jesus has a plan for you in the city He has sent you to?  In Luke 8:26-38, a once demon-possessed man is ready to follow Jesus after a miraculous life change.  But Jesus commands him to, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.”  Go back to the city I have called […]

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In making the first impression, the little things matter. When a visitor shows up on one of our church campuses for the first time, the little things matter. When a parent decides to trust us with the care of their children, the little things matter. In the way we follow up with guests,  the little […]

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As people continue to get busier and commitment to the church continues to decrease, it’s become harder and harder to convince people to volunteer at church. This seems to be happening to every church, no matter the size or denomination. It certainly doesn’t help that the average churchgoer only shows up to church about twice […]

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I believe everyone can learn to create God Space. What is God Space? God Space is a space which we create by faith. God Space is the tangible atmosphere or environment where God’s presence, goodness, kindness, knowledge and power is present to nurture faith in another human being. In other words, we bring Heaven to […]

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