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A Snapshot of the Church in America

Recently after many years in parachurch organizations, I have taken a position as the pastor of Fontana Christian Fellowship, a small independent evangelical church, twenty minutes from where we live. 969 more words


Doing Good to Death (literally)

Is your Church Doing Good to Death? 

“The purpose of the church is not to do good, it is to connect people with Jesus Christ. A lot of churches are literally doing good to death.” 381 more words

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Elephant and Dinosaur Churches

Elephant and Dinosaur Churches
Within the realm of Church Revitalization the subject of change is ingrained. Revitalization by definition requires change, but the changes must be necessary and vision focused. 1,221 more words

Church Revitalization

Staying Alive

John writes Jesus’ message to the Church at Sardis, “The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. 658 more words


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