The Berry Bucket and How It Often Causes Church Conflict

Episode #595
December 6, 2019
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What in the world is a Berry Bucket? If you don’t think this is a relevant topic for your church join Thom and Sam as they discuss the Berry Bucket and how it is often the source of church conflict.


    • Understanding the Concept of the Berry Bucket
    • Why Years Two and Three Are the Most Common Berry Bucket Conflict Years
    • The Communication Issues with the Berry Bucket
    • Surviving the Berry Bucket

Other highlights:

    • How is the Berry Bucket created?
    • How are existing church members threatened by the Berry Bucket?
    • Conflict with the Berry Bucket can depend upon what type of new church member is acquired.
    • It will benefit the leader to over communicate the wins and advantages of the Berry Bucket.
    • A pastor can change the pace of change with tenure.
    • A church may be declining in growth and still experience the difficult challenges of the Berry Bucket.


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