how to really get people to church

how to really get people to church cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

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

church growth sheep cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

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...]