Embracing Change

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A worn out adage says, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  That saying must have been coined by a frustrated leader trying to get a fossilized organization to adopt new methods.  But today, many previously set-in-their-ways churches are learning all kinds of new methods—motivated by their...

Christmas Creep

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A phrase has been coined to describe the Christmas season expanding earlier and earlier into the Fall—Christmas creep. Despite the objections of a frustrated minority, advertisers, retailers, and entertainment companies are expanding Christmas in response to popular demand. Surveys show most...

Diagnostic Questions

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Churches and ministry organizations have been significantly impacted by the global pandemic. For some, their primary response is longing for things to “get back to normal.” News flash! That’s not happening. You are never going back to former operational practices, to the old normal. You are...

Baptism Fixes Everything

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Our church, like yours, has been impacted by the pandemic. We suspended in-person worship for several months and recently resumed with outdoors services. While that’s not a plan that will work in some climates, in Southern California we will be able to meet this way through the winter—or until...

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