Why Events Are No Longer Attractional Forces for Churches

Why Events Are No Longer Attractional Forces for Churches

The vast majority of churches in the West rely on their central Sunday morning service as the foundation of the community. If the service stopped, most of the community would disperse for another service somewhere else. How many people would remain together would be...
Church is a Spectator Sport

Church is a Spectator Sport

I love the blues. Sometimes I try to insert old spirituals in worship services too. The line in the video above aptly describes churches today (2:20), …the preacher was preaching, and the congregation….were congregating…. And so it’s been for...

Why Missional Must Not Fail – Mike Frost

From Mike Frost’s blog. The missional conversation isn’t a fireside chat about new forms of worship or a more attractive model of “doing church.” It’s a revolutionary manifesto about God’s people finally coming to see themselves as a sent people – not merely...
5 Ways Commuter Churches are Killing Christianity

5 Ways Commuter Churches are Killing Christianity

Anecdotal evidence suggests lengthy commutes may be killing you physically. Can we say the same thing about commuter churches and their impact on dwindling church attendance? I remember a conversation with a lead pastor of a megachurch. We were talking about...
Quick Tips to Entice People Back to Church

Quick Tips to Entice People Back to Church

There aren’t any. The question, “how to get people back” makes a critical and false assumption that culture around us has only incrementally changed. As churches shrink pastors deploy a few shallow tactics to grow a service. These tactics rely on one...