Month: January 2014

Getting to the Next Level – Part 3 of 4

This week, we continue to explore the three key elements of getting your church to the “next level” by looking at the second critical component–Organization. 2. Organization Organization asks the question, “Who is falling through the cracks?” The question seeks to explore what we are losing track of because your level of organization will ultimately determine

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Getting to the Next Level – Part 2 of 4

Last time, we began introduced our journey through the three key elements of getting your church to the “next level.” This week, let’s look at the first of these–Excellence. 1. Excellence Excellence asks the question, “Are we doing things well?” As the label implies, this element focuses on the quality with which we do what

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Getting to the Next Level – Part 1 of 4

It’s the question we’re asked the most in the church health world, “How do we get to the next level?” Of course, the idea of “next level” can mean many things. It can speak to effectiveness, community impact, attendance or membership, and perhaps other elements of the local church agenda. But typically, the one asking

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Things You Haven’t Heard About Leading Change – 10

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of getting your people outside the walls of your church as a catalyst to change. Indeed, until people see the needs around them, they will be unlikely to endure any personal discomfort to meet them. This points to a critical issue confronting many churches–inward focus. We live

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