Articles, Core, Vitality
We Are All Church Planters Now

Not too long ago church planting and existing church vitality work were treated as mostly separate things.  Church planting focused on branding and community outreach, including the dreaded door knocking.  While existing church vitality was dominated by core processes, the…read more

Articles, Core, Vitality
It takes diet & exercise to change a church. Sorry.

I’m sure I’m not the only one this has happened to:  You see a friend you haven’t seen in a while, and they have lost a good deal of weight.  So, when you have a quiet moment, you ask how…read more

Articles, Core, Vitality
You’re not crazy, it was easier before…

My high school government teacher had a bumper sticker hanging on her wall that read, “The floggings will continue until morale improves.” For many in the church, I have no doubt that’s what it feels like whenever we talk about…read more

Articles, Core, Vitality
Four questions you should be asking about your worship

Attractional is dead!  The rallying cry of nearly all church vitality books, articles, and seminars today.  Gone is the day can you grow your church by simply offering the best religious goods and services in your community because, today, so…read more