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Autopsy of a Deceased Church- book review- Thom Ranier

Fascinating! For those involved in any way with leadership in a local church, you will find this short little book a must read.
Based on years of consulting experience, Thom Ranier offers many examples of churches that are currently struggling and/or have died. 86 more words

Ministry (volunteering)

OFFICE POLITICS & Why Politics Increase in Dying Churches

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “Henry Mintzberg wrote the classical research on office politics. And he points out that dying organizations have a higher degree of politics which causes them to die faster. 235 more words


Death by Self-Reliance

“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” 

These are the words of Jesus to the church of Laodicea. 362 more words

Church Renewal

Death by Silence

Silence can be deadly. You’d think something as passive as silence would have very little effect on anything. For instance, think about when someone is getting bullied. 316 more words


Death by Indifference

Often churches begin to die because their passion is in all the wrong places: the color of the carpet, the style of music, or an obsession over specific sins. 290 more words

Church Renewal

Death by Doctrine

Doctrine… What an outdated term! At least that’s how most people feel. Hearing the word “doctrine” produces images of tired, old theologians studying ancient, dust-laden books in a decrepit library far from society. 203 more words


Death by Duty

Five of the seven churches in Revelation were on decline. Jesus doesn’t mess around, but He goes right to the heart of the issue and calls each to repentance. 317 more words