What I’ve been tempted to say….

What I’ve been tempted to say….

Every once in a while during consultations, I’ve been tempted to tell churches to put up a banner out front saying, “Go to hell. We don’t care.” (Full disclosure– I only actually said this once.) What circumstances might lead me to want...
Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

Sociological strangulation: the 80% rule

I’ve been doing more consultations lately, and I’ve realized that something I thought everyone knew from the old church growth days just doesn’t seem to be known anymore. I call it the 80% rule. If your parking is 80% full, or if your worship seats...
Birth vision out of prayer

Birth vision out of prayer

Note: This blog entry is part of a series on church planting. If you would like to see all entries that have been posted so far in this series, you can bring them up by doing a search for “church planting series” on this blog. You can also purchase the full 27 page...
Vision: Where is the “more”?

Vision: Where is the “more”?

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” –Ephesians 2:10  You’ve read this verse before. You know God has created you with certain work in mind for you to do. He has a purpose for you...