Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests

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Thom Rainer http://www.pastors.com Used by Permission If you attend a church regularly, you’ve probably noticed the phenomenon. A guest shows up for a worship service, but he or she never returns. It is, unfortunately, a common issue in many churches. I did a Twitter poll to ask these first-time guests why they chose not to return to a particular church. …

Seven Deadly Thoughts of Leaders

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By the time we hear of a leadership failure, any attempts at intervention to save the leader are usually futile. The damage has been done. The family or organization suffers as their leader has fallen or, at the very least, made a major mistake. Most great leadership failures; however, don’t begin with some stupid action. The leader usually has thoughts …

Why The “Leadership Movement” Is Leaving Your Church Leaderless

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Mike Breen (From Catalyst Monthly) Leadership is one of the most over-used and overwrought topics in Christian ministry today. Yet for all the books, blogs, and conferences, there are two staggering realities we must come to grips with: First, while most churches believe they have leadership development programs, in actuality they have programs that recruit and train volunteers. A volunteer is …