A Post By Thom Rainer

(I thought this one was worth sharing with all of you...certainly is thought provoking....)   EIGHT SIGNS YOUR CHURCH MAY BE CLOSING SOON We call it the death spiral.  I know. It’s not a pleasant term. I can understand if it causes you to cringe.  By the time I am contacted about a serious problem [...]

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Are You A But? Don’t Be A But!

Most of the time, well, practically all the time, the title of this blog is spelled with an extra "t"--"Don't be a butt!"  What we usually mean by this statement (putting it nicely) is "Don't be so critical!"  "Don't be so ignorant!"  "Don't be so mean!"  "Don't be so judgmental!"  "Don't be so stinky!"  Well, [...]

Which Do YOU Prefer? Onions Or The Promise?

3 “Why is the Lord taking us to this country only to have us die in battle? Our wives and our little ones will be carried off as plunder! Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 Then they plotted among themselves, “Let’s choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!” Numbers 13:3-4 [...]

Programs, Missions, or Vision? Where Do We Start? What Do We Do? How Do We Do It? Part 1

Why We Need To Allow Church Programs To Die (Note:  This is the first of a 5 part series around the issue of Programs, Missions, and Vision of the local church) I know that the very title of this first of five blogs will offend many long time faithful members of local churches.  And if you [...]