how to really get people to church

The church can tweak. Adjust. Shift. Evolve. Grow. Shrink.We can strategize. Use gimmicks. Appeal.But I believe a more fundamental transformation is upon us. It's not something we are in control of either. I personally believe it is going to look more like a death and resurrection. Which is why the church is resisting what is upon us so vehemently.I mean, who wants to die?MY ART is available! … [Read more...]

church growth is sexy

When I pastored a local congregation I was well aware of the fact that most often the visitors were disaffected members from other churches. We created our own disaffected members as well that went elsewhere.┬áIt's an elaborate exchange program. Or, in keeping with the analogy, swapping program. A real swinging time!Once a whole bunch of people left our church and started their own. Others left and populated other churches. One church got so many of our members that they actually asked if … [Read more...]