SEVEN DEADLY STATEMENTS OF CHURCH MEMBERS

SEVEN DEADLY STATEMENTS OF CHURCH MEMBERS Words have meaning. And if church members start articulating words consistently, those words begin to reflect the priorities and passions of the church. I wrote a little book (I Will) on statements church members make that can move a church toward Great Commission and Great […]

IF I WERE A SPY IN YOUR CHURCH

If you read this blog regularly, (Chuck Lawless) you know that my church consulting company, the Lawless Group, sends “spies” to churches to give us a report of their experience. They generally look for basic things – e.g., Is there adequate signage? Are the people friendly? Is the music well done? […]

6 REASONS TO SIT IN A DIFFERENT SEAT AT CHURCH THIS WEEKEND

I know some readers won’t like this post. Most of us have a habit of sitting in the same place in church on Sunday, and I realize that nobody else is calling for changing this pattern. Nevertheless, I press on with my reasons that you and I should sit in […]

WHY DYING CHURCHES DIE

AUGUST 9, 2017 WHY DYING CHURCHES DIE The doctor told my dad he was dying. Our family physician was a kind man, a true friend of the family. But he was firm. Dad was on the short path to death. My father, then 58 years old, had been smoking for […]