Month: November 2017

The Most Critical Questions for Leading Change

When I walked into Maranatha Worship Center in Wichita, Kansas seventeen years ago, there were many challenges, but I was fortunate to find a group of people ready to face those challenges. Soon I realized that while I was the 13th pastor in that church’s nearly nine decades of ministry life to that point, I

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Five Desires That Keep Your Church from Growing

In his book, How to Break the 200 Barrier, C. Peter Wagner identified five institutional factors that keep a local church attendance under 200: 1. The desire to preserve social intimacy 2. The desire to maintain control 3. The desire to conserve memories 4. The desire to protect turf 5. The desire to remain comfortable

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