If you sense your church members are getting a bit ornery, you are probably right. Indeed, you as a church leader may be struggling with some of these same issues.
Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of Church Answers. Rainer received both a master of divinity and Ph.D. from Southern Seminary and was founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism from 1994 to 2005. He is the author of many books and served as a pastor for several years.
Church disrupters are dangerous. Learn how to spot them — and how to deal with them.
If a leader has all of the following seven traits, it is likely that leader will lead the congregation to greater health.
These habits are not unique to long-tenured pastors. But they do seem to be most consistent among those pastors who have been at one church for at least ten years.
Church revitalization leaders should be consummate students of risk-taking.
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Hopefully we will never need these guidelines, but our churches must be prepared for the worst case scenarios.
5 strategies for dealing with members who disrupt church unity.
It’s not pleasant but if we don’t talk about dying churches, we will act like there are no problems.
I’ve seen too many people in vocational ministry fail to launch.
You can either leave ministry because of them, or you can deal with them.
A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them.
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Many dying churches refuse to see the diminishing influence of their churches for the good of the Kingdom and do nothing about it. Denial means more and more churches will be closing their doors.