DiscipleShift 1 Is Coming to Kentucky

DiscipleShift 1 is coming to Eastside Community Church, in Richmond, Kentucky, on January 17-18, 2018! You are invited. This will be a two-day experience of learning and living out Jesus’ method of disciple-making through interaction with a facilitation team and small group. You will receive tips and tools to equip you…

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Six Mega Shifts, Part 1

You may have read this Barna study, but I think it is worth looking at again as we try to reverse the tide of the declining effectiveness of our churches on the culture. These six shifts should wake us up and cause us to think, plan, and lead in a…

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Five Ways to Make Disciples, Part 2

This is the second of our five part series on making disciples. The most overlooked opportunity to enhance disciple making in a local church is through the Sunday School! For this to happen Sunday School teachers and leaders must see their role as not just “teaching the Bible” but “making…

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Church Vitality Components

Audrey Barrick writing for the Christian Post reported an interesting new study by the United Methodist Church on what makes some churches healthy. Here are the key findings in that study. Churches with a high number of small groups, effective lay leadership, faithful pastors, and both traditional and contemporary services…

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Discipleship Retro

Have you noticed how many things have gone retro… clothes, cars, furniture, appliances.  Vinyl records are making a comeback.   I wish I had kept my leisure suits because I am sure they will return soon! Maybe even my bell bottom pants I wore in college.  Some are nostalgic and want…

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The VELCRO Principle, Part 3

This series of blogs will help you keep the people you reach and help you discern if your church is more like Teflon or Velcro? We have a twofold challenge…getting new people to attend and getting people to stick after they join and not slide off. Without new people coming…

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What Does a Healthy Church Look Like?

Recently, Leadership Journal printed again the eight criteria for church health from Natural Church Development. Each of these eight components can serve as an MRI to look underneath the surface of your church and evaluate the true health.  Look at these and see if you have balance. Where are you…

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