How to Reverse a Negative Church Environment

Episode #333
June 2, 2017
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Podcast Episode #333

Churches often find themselves in a rut or a case of the doldrums. Today, we cover five ways your church can snap out of a negative spiral.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • It’s hard to stay mad at someone if you’re praying for that person.
  • Ongoing ministry and missions should be taking place in the local community of a church.
  • Some leaders have too much pride to admit they’ve made a mistake.
  • People see straight through inauthentic apologies.
  • Outside eyes can help you see things you otherwise would not see.
  • The healthiest leaders are those who get ongoing training and coaching.
  • Church members and other staff can totally tell when a staff member or pastor has checked out.

The five ways to reverse negative sentiment that we discuss are:

  1. Call for a time of prayer.
  2. Lead a major ministry or service effort in the community.
  3. Ask for forgiveness.
  4. Get a fresh perspective.
  5. Make a commitment to stay.

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