How can one billion people be doing something, and the world not stand up and take notice? More specifically, how can one billion people be doing something within a very narrowly defined niche, and the leaders in that niche not value it? Imagine if there were one billion people who preferred adding a tablespoon of
There are more than 2.2 billion Christians in the world. Almost 1/3 of the world’s population. 100–150 million of them attend megachurches. That is something to thank God for. But over half the Christians on earth are involved in churches with less than *250 people in them. Which, when you do some basic math, leads to
You can’t arrive at the right answers unless you ask the right questions. That was the premise of a great new post by Dave Jacobs entitled “10 Questions to Ask Before Adding, Subtracting, or Changing Something.” If you’re looking to move your Small Church from dead, dying or static, to healthy and innovative, these ten questions
Sometimes the most dangerous threat to the truth is not a lie, it’s a lesser truth. Lies are usually easy to spot, but lesser truths are harder because …well… they’re still true. At virtually every moment of our lives, there are at least two truths battling for our heart. A greater truth and a lesser truth. The
If you asked a few hundred church members what characteristics they were searching for in a pastor, what do you think they’d say? You don’t have to wonder. Thom Rainer asked that question a while ago and published the top ten responses on his blog last week. When I first read the list, I smiled.