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Pastors, Stop Competing and Start Hanging Out
I enjoy a little friendly competition. The reality is many churches don’t compete on friendly terms. In fact, in a given city or zip code, the likelihood is many pastors do not even know each other. Reasons exist for this lack of connection, and not all of them are malicious. Pastors can get swept into...
9 Times When Church Consulting is Difficult
I’ve been a church consultant for more than 20 years. My wife and I have closed our company, the Lawless Group, to join the Church Answers consulting team, and I remain excited about the possibilities of our helping struggling churches. I’ve learned, though, that not every consultation leads toward health and renewal, particularly in these...
What Megachurches, Neighborhood Churches, and the Multi-Site Movement Are Telling Us
We often think of the three groups of churches as distinct categories. Megachurches are those congregations with an average worship attendance of 2,000 or more. Neighborhood churches are located in and serving a specific and, often, smaller demographic area. Multi-site churches have more than one location or venue. Though there is some obvious overlap between...
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How Leaders Should Apologize Publicly
Most leaders will not want to be in a position where they have to apologize publicly, but it is likely to be necessary at some point. Thom and Sam look at key issues to consider when you need to apologize publicly.