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The Truth About What Churches Don't See
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:19 PM

The Truth About What Churches Don't See

Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:19 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:19 PM

One of the things that’s important to understand is that our role in the consulting process is to reveal things and help churches see things that they’ve never seen before. But we have to do it in an encouraging and supporting way.

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Losing Them Out the Back
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:10 PM

Losing Them Out the Back

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:10 PM
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:10 PM

A factor that is often overlooked by church staff, but one of the most important to a visitor at church, is the Children/Student Ministry. What visitors want to see from Children’s Ministry and the Nursery is twofold—security and genuine care...

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Getting Your Current Members to Invite Friends
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:57 PM

Getting Your Current Members to Invite Friends

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:57 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:57 PM

Here's a truism: people that have had a life-changing experience with God want others to find God in a life-changing way. This is surely true. It is also true that most people that sat in church pews last year never invited one single person to their church. So what is the disconnection?...

 

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Is your church over or under exposed?
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:23 PM

Is your church over or under exposed?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:23 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:23 PM

During my travels serving churches, I’ve noticed that very few churches have a balanced response to what is a core facet of a healthy church: exposure. Exposure is critical to understanding who you are as a church and finding your way. And while I know that there are some church "hermits" out there, there are just as many church "followers" to ensure that there are large crowds on each side of  “the exposure ditch...”

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The Deeper Truth of Worship Style Transitions
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:40 PM

The Deeper Truth of Worship Style Transitions

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:40 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 1:40 PM

We often run into a church that is in transition, looking for decisiveness on tender topics... "Should we have multiple worship styles?" "Do we go more acoustic?" "More Hillsong?" "What about the hymns?" "Why are we not attracting certain groups of people?"

These are the issues I tend to love the most...

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