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The Thing That’s Draining the Church

What’s the thing that’s draining the life out of the American church? Is it a recent thing–or has it been around a while? People often ask these questions after seeing our film When God Left the Building, which depicts churches, small and large, famous and not, that are struggling to find their way. Is there a […]

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The Regime That Runs Your Church

How would people describe your church’s organizational and leadership structure? Close-knit community–or secret syndicate? Every congregation–and each ministry within it–takes on a style of governance that shapes its work and effectiveness. As I’ve worked with churches over the past 40 years I’ve noticed several different organizational profiles. Some work well for certain congregations. Some are […]

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Alert: New Church Coming to Town

Does your town need another new church? A lot of people think so. It’s true that most people won’t attend any church in your town this week. But that’s not because there’s no room for them in your churches. On the contrary, open capacity has never been higher. But over-supply will not stop the church […]

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Go on a Ministry Diet

It’s that time of year. Time to take an honest look at your health and body. Time to resolve to make some changes. It may be time to go on a diet. And for people in ministry, it may be time to go on a ministry diet. Time to cut back on some things. Time […]

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