Chris Anderson has some great words to share in this post about messy churches: Sound Words: A Mess May Mean Success! « My Two Cents. Excerpts: First, our churches must aim to reach the lost where they are.
I’ve been prone in the past to judge the effectiveness of a church by the condition of its attendees. If the people seemed to “have it all together” (e.g. they dressed up, had high standards, knew the Scriptures, etc.), I assumed the church was strong and effective. On th
What are you looking forward to next year? A chance to lose some weight? A new start? More snow? Some special event? Or just more school? Here’s what I’m looking forward to next year. First, with my family I’m looking forward to seeing my children continue to grow and develop. Watching their excitement as they learn new things and experience the wonder of God’s creation is so fun. Tad is looking forward to a dog for his birthday. I’m not sure I am. But we’re a
Nelson Searcy takes a page from his friend John Donahue in discussing why people stay in church. Good stuff! Nelson Searcy over at Church Leader Insights focuses on 2 factors that influence people staying at a church. He says that it’s based on people’s RELATIONSHIP and their RESPONSIBILITY. If a person has those 2 needs met, they will stay in a church. Not trying to completely disagree with Nelson, I think that there is one other factor – RIGHTEOUSNESS. There MUST be a GOD