In this excerpt from our book, Inside Out: Everting Ministry Models for the Postmodern Culture, we share six healthy and effective approaches for “successful” (measured by both community and Kingdom
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing
The arrival of a new pastor is an amazing opportunity for the congregation to mobilize for IMPACT! Receiving a new pastor creates a window – often a fleeting moment –
In a recent poll taken by the Barna Group, there were some interesting insights gained about the perceptions people in the community have about the local church. Here is a
Every church has a desire to reach new people. Every church wants to be friendly. Most churches believe they are friendly. Many churches are friendly, but a great deal of
“Accountability breeds response-ability.” Stephen Covey Covey expands on this concept by explaining, “Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do
Many churches moved to online worship out of necessity when buildings closed due to the pandemic. Other churches were already online, but had to shift other ministries to online offerings.
Offering Thorough Onsite Hospitality Inside and Outside Sometimes we think about hospitality and we limit ourselves sometimes to what it actually entails. We often limit hospitality to greeters at the