Month: June 2016

10 Signs of an Inward-Focused Church

For the past several years, I’ve been a part of a team that crisscrosses the nation to work with local churches–hundreds of them. At the same time, I spend a chunk of my summers poring over church attendance and ministry data, identifying metrics to measure health and real effectiveness, and looking for clues to what

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How a Church SHOULD Grow…

One of the great blessings of working as a national church consultant is the opportunity to see so many unique expressions and diverse journeys of healthy local churches. There’s simply no single way to “do church” and anyone who claims there is undermines the creative genius of the Holy Spirit. But from this privileged vantage point,

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