This week marks the beginning
of Fall and many of us catch a bug this time of year. I’m not talking about the
common cold or the flu. I’m talking about “football fever” that infects
millions of Americans about now. Now I know that this epidemic has reduced some
with the recent controversy over political demonstrations during the […]
This week marks the beginning
Change is difficult. Change in a church is even harder, sometimes, nearly impossible. So what do you do if you are trying to change the culture of a traditional church that is dying? First let me tell you what you don’t do. I most always suggest to churches that they don’t radically change their worship […]
When Jesus was talking about not pouring new wine into old wine skins he was communicating the fragile nature of change. Change is difficult, especially in churches so, we need to develop a purposeful process for change. Here is a five-step process you can use to implement real and lasting change in your church.
Step 1: […]
Creating a Multiplication Culture
There’s no question in our minds that this is one of the most important chapters in the book. The fact is, if you can’t change the culture, nothing you do is going to launch a growth culture, let alone a multiplication culture.
When it comes to changing a congregation’s culture, to be […]
Jesus says you can’t put new wine in old wine skins because old wine skins become brittle and lose their functionality. He is communicating to us today that we must create new wine skins to house the vibrancy of new wine. This is a principle of life in which new situations most always require […]
Recently, someone asked me to boil down the concept of multiplication as far as I possibility can. So here goes.
Looking at many of the churches that are multiplying I’ve noticed there are five things that I see in every one of these churches and oddly enough they coincide with our book Dinosaurs to Rabbits: […]
In the ancient world there were no glass or plastic bottles, instead people would put liquids into animal skins that were sewn together and used like canteens. Eventually these skins would become brittle, and rupture, spilling out the liquid.Jesus referred to these wineskins when teaching his early followers and us about change.
And no one […]
Chapter 4 is the longest chapter in the Dinosaurs to Rabbits book. By almost double. And the reason is simple … if you aren’t willing to invest in making radical disciples, you cannot – CANNOT – create a multiplication movement. It’s not possible to launch a movement with nominal Christians. Average won’t do it. Pew […]
The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the key reasons for the continued growth of McDonalds restaurants is their continually embracing of change. What began as the original fast food provider of burgers, fries and a soft drink or shake, now daily serves pancakes, eggs and bacon or sausage for those who want […]