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8 reasons many churches are living in the ’80s

8 reasons many churches are living in the ’80s

Nine out of ten churches in America are either declining, or they are growing so slowly they are not keeping up with the growth rate of the community in which they are located. It’s a long sentence. Read it again carefully. Soak it in. Across America 90 percent of the churches are losing ground in […]

Effective video for your church service

Effective video for your church service

When I worked in commercial television (a long time ago now) I’d often get asked by an advertiser or one of the station’s salespeople, ‘can you do …’ and they’d mention some quite involved location shoot or special effect. My answer was always, ‘with an unlimited budget and unlimited time, we can do anything.’ Of […]

Is the cool church in a crisis?

Is the cool church in a crisis?

Is the church in a cool crisis? For the past several years many churches and their leaders have tried to out-cool one another. But, increasingly, we’re seeing signs that the cool thing may not be working. We’ve seen the cool craze manifest itself in pastoral costuming (dirty jeans, untucked shirts, trendy facial hair), glitzy stage […]

Go see the “Son of God” and take a friend with you

Go see the “Son of God” and take a friend with you

Last night around 170 members and guests of our church got the chance to preview the new movie “The Son of God.”   I want to encourage everyone reading this blog to go see the movie this week and to take a friend with them.  While the movie does not attempt to recreate any one […]

Do you ‘under-brag’ on social media?

Do you ‘under-brag’ on social media?

Craig Detweiler, Ph.D. and Director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University spoke at the recent Lausanne Global Consultation on Media and Evangelism. He talked about the fact that social media platforms have created a generation of people who are experts at “underbragging.” In other words, bragging indirectly. In the church or ministry world you see […]

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