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Five Characteristics of Churches that Survived a Near Death Experience

Five Characteristics of Churches that Survived a Near Death Experience

  My latest book is about churches that died. In Autopsy of a Deceased Church, I wrote about issues that led to the demise of several congregations. Recently, however, I wrote a blog post about churches that have dreamed again. These congregations experienced dramatic reversals, from decline to vibrant health. In that post, I asked […]

Sitting Through God School

Sitting Through God School

  In the beginning, when the Church-as-We-Know-It was invented, somebody asked, “How should we design this thing?” I imagine someone looked around and said, “Our job is to propagate the faith. We should do that like you propagate other subjects–like literature, or mathematics, or history.” Most likely, the committee chair said, “Good idea.” So they set up […]

3 reactions to decline in the church

3 reactions to decline in the church

The American church is in trouble. (But don’t tell anybody.) That’s one way to “manage” the compounding news that the church as we know it is shrinking and losing its impact. Since releasing our book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore I’ve noticed three general reactions to the current state of the church. […]

10 things the church can learn from Australia’s budget

10 things the church can learn from Australia’s budget

Last week’s new Federal Budget has caused quite a stir in Australia. Some newspapers were reporting that it is the toughest budget in 20+ years. The new Australian government decided it was time to cut the irresponsible spending that has seen the nation spiral into massive debt, making many cuts that have alarmed the country’s […]

How your church can survive a financial crisis

How your church can survive a financial crisis

I asked a distinguished panel of donor development and fundraising experts about the advice they would give churches and ministries during a financial crisis. The panel included Mary Hutchinson, Mark Dreistadt, Dale Berkey, and David Holland. I asked them to send me a couple of suggestions that could help a church or ministry get through […]

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