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7 Ways to Slow Down This Christmas
This year's rush is particularly insidious because it comes at the end of a year we’ll never forget. Pandemics and racial unrest and a volatile election and stay-at-home orders have arrested our attention. We’re weary. We’re worn. And we’re in need of a slow-down of our souls.
How Even Healthy Churches Can Spiral Quickly into Dysfunction
Like an organism, when church health declines, it typically does so slowly. But there are cases when an otherwise healthy person experiences a sudden deterioration. Healthy churches can also experience a sharp decline in health. There are cases of healthy churches quickly becoming dysfunctional. Below are five ways I’ve seen churches spiral downward quickly, almost overnight.
Making Better Decisions
These simple principles are not the exhaustive list of what is required in making tough decisions, but they do provide the beginnings of a framework. Your next series of decisions can determine the health of your family, church, and community. Faith does not exist with the absence of fear, but it is advancing despite the presence of it. Go on and make your next move.
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How to Lead When Disaster Strikes: An Interview with Stephen Kyle and Tim Songster
Pastor Steven Kyle from Hiland Park Baptist Church, has revitalized the church where he is serving with incredible growth. After growing a declining church from approximately 600 to over 2000, and expanding with two other multi-site campuses and revitalizing both dying churches, disaster hit. Twice. First Hurricane Michael, then Covid-19.
Five Reasons Pastors Should Have Hope in the Post-Pandemic Era
The pandemic has given us many reasons to stress and contemplate the future. Today, Dr. Thom Rainer and Mark Clifton discuss the other side of the coin and give us five reasons pastors should have hope as we look to the post-pandemic era.