… Rome burned.
We all know that is not literal fact, but its imagery still reflects what is happening today to mainline Christianity. Too many of us are fiddling while our once relevant denominations are becoming irrelevance. We are constantly getting sidetracked from our main objective- making disciples who make disciples who change the world. […]
… Rome burned.
From the Desk of Bill Easum:
Our new book Dinosaurs to Rabbits: Turning Mainline Decline into a Multiplication Movement will be out in two weeks. This book may turn out to be our most important book to date as it offers the Mainline Church a productive way forward in advancing the Kingdom.
As a special bonus, we are […]
It’s not politically correct these days, but the old adage, “Too many chiefs and not enough indians” points to a larger problem in the church today.
Yes, there’s a leadership vacuum in most churches today, but not for the reasons most people think. It’s not that there aren’t potential leaders there in the church, there […]
I love to say, “If you can see the harvest, you can take the risk.” The harvest is the vast number of people who live outside of the knowledge that God loves them. The risk is turning your church upside down and in-side-out to reach them.
Every day Mainline Christianity becomes more marginalized and irrelevant. It’s time we changed […]
Which Way to Turn?
Mainline churches are at a crossroads – either they wake up to the major trend of our time or they will continue to be irrelevant or, worse yet, go out of existence.
What trend am I talking about? I’m talking about multiplication. Instead of struggling to stay afloat mainline church leaders should learn […]
Recently, I heard the pastor of a smaller church bemoaning the Sunday morning competition with the local sports teams. He was asking whether or not the church could even compete in today’s culture.
Frankly, the only smart way to compete is to compete to win – and that begins by being brutally honest with what […]
This post comes to us through guest-blogger Jason Lewis. Although much of our energy is focused on reaching younger adults and families, according to the Census Bureau, there are more than 40-million USAmericans over sixty-five years old … and less than 12-million are active in a church. And so, we thought we’d share this […]
I was recently teaching a Church Leadership class at Phillips Theological Seminary and a student mentioned the need for the church to be proactive in political issues because Jesus was. I got a bit confused by that comment.
I’m not sure which political issues Jesus confronted. There is no question that he confronted the religious […]