Month: July 2011

Outward Focus Will Stop Decline

Since we work with many plateaued and/or declining churches, it doesn’t take long to identify common threads. Many churches, regardless of size, struggle with these two issues for the same reasons. And the common causes? For plateaus, the issue is a lack of vision; for declines, the culprit is almost always inward focus. Inward focus

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Make Your Mark

Has Your Church Plateaued?

Plateaus are comfortable destinations after a long, arduous climb. They are places where we celebrate, look back over the cliff we’ve scaled, and feel a sense of accomplishment. But what’s next? That’s the trouble with plateaus. The “next” isn’t a part of the original plan. We set out on our climb aiming for the high

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