The other day I received a note about the church’s response to the current injustices. The writer shared how he was organizing his church to publicly question police tactics, to be actively involved in legislating change, and to rally in protest. And then he posed what he thought was a politically charged question, thinking […]
From the May-June Issue of Net Results Magazine
By Bil Cornelius
When word came down from state and local authorities banning public gatherings of ten or more people, the church needed to spring into action. The Bible calls us to corporate gatherings, to meet weekly in the temple courts and worship together. But it also calls […]
Jesus has left the building … the Body of Christ has been thrust out of it’s structures and many church leaders were unprepared for the transition from Y’all Come to … trying to figure how how to “do” church in a virtual world.
The Effective Church Group and Net Results Magazine needs your help … […]
Although the nation isn’t quite shut down during this national health crisis, it looks like it’s slowly grinding to a near-halt. So far, churches still seem to have a choice about meeting live and in person or not, but it’s pretty clear there’s a lot of social pressure from both outside and inside the […]
One of the things The Effective Church has been known for is our attempts to take a peek into what the future might hold. Bill Easum was a master of the art and, as time has shown, he was right more often than he was wrong (okay, to be fair, mega churches are still […]
“I was just called to a church with twenty-five active members. I can totally count on them to do whatever’s needed. I’m excited because the church is very active. They’re active in several local missions, they do community meals, and they’re faithful in attending all the meetings we have to keep the church going. […]
I was speaking with a young mainline pastor (we’ll call her Rev. Rebecca) who was sharing about her “coach.” The “coach” was the pastor at a nearby church. She had significant church leadership experience, had been successful by most matrices, and was willing to give her time to meet with the young pastor. Rev. […]
I recently got a note from a pastor who thought that we at The Effective Church Group are down on small churches … that the only faithful churches are large churches. “The larger the better, it seems.”
Let me crystal clear: There’s nothing wrong with small churches. In the words of some smartie, “God […]
I read a goal statement for a youth program recently. In sum, the statement read:
The goal for the Youth Program is to reach the youth in our congregation and encourage them to bring a friend to each gathering.
The question I pondered on was what does it mean to “reach the youth”? An […]