Where will your church be in a year? Will it be unified, thriving, and reaching its community for Christ? Or will it be divided, struggling, and almost irrelevant to the community? I have a watchful eye on churches that are “breakout churches,” meaning they have moved from struggling to thriving. […]

The New Normal for Church Security

THE NEW NORMAL FOR CHURCH SECURITy We recently experienced a new tipping point for church security. A tipping point is the critical juncture in evolving developments that leads to a new and, often, irreversible state. We call that new state “the new normal.” In church security we have witnessed two […]

5 Key Steps to Reach and Retain Guests

We are living in a world of post cultural Christianity. Our churches can no longer expect guests to show up just because we have the doors open. We have to be prayerful. We have to be intentional. This post is, by its nature, very practical. But it can be a […]

Ten Critical Trends for 2018

DECEMBER 11, 2017 12 COMMENTS TEN CRITICAL TRENDS FOR CHURCHES IN 2018 Never in my lifetime have I seen local congregations at such a critical juncture. Cultural Christianity is all but dead. The “Nones,” those without any religious preference, are increasing. Many of the communities are no longer friendly to local […]