8 things you should have on your calendar

There is nothing sexy or exciting about good calendar management. But as the demands on my time have continued to increase, I have become increasing convinced of the importance of thoughtful, intentional recurring calendaring. I hope by now you are using a digital calendar that allows for recurring events. For years, I was a Day-Timer … More 8 things you should have on your calendar

9 Reasons Your Worship Attendance May be in Decline

I have the privilege of serving Christ in the least churched region of the United States. In New England, the overwhelming majority of Christian churches are experiencing decline in worship attendance. But we are not alone. If Barna, Rainer and others are correct, this is a nationwide trend. That is not to say that there … More 9 Reasons Your Worship Attendance May be in Decline

5 Reasons Your Church Needs an Intentional Small Group Ministry

I don’t care what you call it:  small groups, life groups, community groups, growth groups, class meetings or Sunday School (actually I would preferred you didn’t call it Sunday School). Whatever you call your small groups, I am convinced that every church needs an intentional small group ministry. By intentional, I mean that there is … More 5 Reasons Your Church Needs an Intentional Small Group Ministry

7 Signs your Church is “Over the Curve”

  Economist, author and management guru Charles Handy first popularize the idea of applying the sigmoid curve to the lifecycle of an organization. The sigmoid curve takes its name from the Greek lower case sigma. If you plot the lifecycle of the average Christian church on a graph with the horizontal axis being time and … More 7 Signs your Church is “Over the Curve”