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Pulling the Trigger Part Three

Leaders Must Manage their Teams For our purpose we will define a team as “a small group of people with complimentary skills, who have affinity for one another, who are invited, not elected, by an individual to: achieve a common goal and place that goal before their individual interests; integrate their skills; and hold each […]

Curing Congregational Low Self-Esteem

Many churches I work with suffer from low self-esteem and a sense of hopelessness. There are many reasons for this malaise, often because the congregation has come to believe their circumstances are insurmountable (they’re not, but that’s a post for another time). I’m working on a recommendation report from a consultation with a church that […]

Pulling the Trigger Part Two

Yesterday we looked at why it is so hard for pastors to pull the trigger and institute something new. Well today we are going to look at what pastors need to do in order to pull the trigger. Leaders Must Manage Themselves Pastors or Ex. Pastors have to be flexible on non-essentials and stubborn on […]

Pulling the Trigger

Two Axioms for Pulling the Trigger Why is it so hard for pastors to pull the trigger and institute something new like a new worship service? Why do so many resist doing what they know needs done? Let me take a stab at it responding to these questions of mine.  I think there are two […]

Communion Instructions Example

Click Image to Play Video This is one of the best guest-friendly introductions to communion I’ve seen. Notice that Pastor Ted tells the congregation virtually every detail for how to receive communion. It’s also a good example of a lightened version of the Lutheran Liturgy for the Eucharist. Exceptional Practices of Note: Virtually nothing is […]

To Tech or Not to Tech? That’s Not Even a Question Anymore

The latest blog post by Bill Easum sparked a number of lively conversations on both our LinkedIn and Facebook accounts. I started to reply there, but as my response grew it seemed more appropriate to bring it here to the public forum. The responses mostly included assertions that the church has become too focused or […]

The Future is Here

Today on Bloomberg TV, The Titans show featured Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg. Bloomberg said something that all churches should ponder for a week. He said, “technology will advance more in the next couple of years than it has since the discovery of the light bulb.  Now give that some thought.  What does it mean […]

Only Four Things Grow a Church 2014 Tour

Have your attempts to grow your church been frustrated? Getting discouraged trying to get your leadership team on board? Need to make just the right decision before moving forward? Both of us, Bill Tenny-Brittian and Bill Easum, will be criss-crossing the US in 2014 to share the only four things that grow churches. At the […]

Shift Happens 2014

The culture keeps on marching … and unfortunately, the North American Church seems to fall further and further behind. I regularly begin church training exercises by showing the Shift Happens YouTube video that was initially uploaded back in 2008. The response to the video by the average layperson is typically shock … especially for those […]

Preaching to the New Target

Let’s be honest. Most of us pastor-types were taught to preach primarily to a Modern, well-churched or well-church-experienced audience. The target of our preaching was essentially “one of us.” I hear some of you howling in protest. “I was taught how to preach evangelistically!” Yeah, so was I … but those preaching methods presumed that […]