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10 ways through the same-sex tsunami

10 ways through the same-sex tsunami

Some say this is the one issue that will single-handedly destroy the church in America. I don’t buy that. But I do anticipate that some churches will suffer unnecessarily because of their mishandling of the same-sex controversy. Whether they like it or not, churches will increasingly face decisions related to homosexuality. These include: References to […]

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 […]

How to spot the best leader in the room

How to spot the best leader in the room

I’ve worked with national level leaders and creative people for a long time and sometimes I’ll be with a group I haven’t met personally. In those situations I’m always curious about who has the most experience, knowledge, wisdom, and vision, because that’s the person I want to get to know. And I’ve discovered a method […]

Brian Houston: Have you ever been knocked down?

Brian Houston: Have you ever been knocked down?

Leaders keep getting up when they’re knocked down. Longevity is perhaps the greatest strength anyone can have… Longevity is perhaps the greatest strength anyone can have… Have you ever been knocked down? I know what it feels like to be knocked down. I had the privilege of sitting down recently with one of the leadership […]

The church’s hidden back door

The church’s hidden back door

Beef up outreach. Emphasize evangelism. Plant more churches. Polish the marketing. None of this is reversing the overall trend of church decline. Even when a church attracts new members it doesn’t grow. Why? It can’t add people fast enough to make up for the legions slipping out the back door. They are the Dones–those who […]

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