For Pastors & People

“There are two things God does that you can’t do: He can give life to the dead, and He can create something out of nothing. If God can give life to a dead man, He can give life to a dead church. He can bring life to that dead marriage. He can bring life to that dead dream. He can bring life to that financial dead-end…


Will your church be one of them? Thom Rainer said this in his latest blog.

I have said this as well and also say, for many churches it’s too late to do anything about it. But not all churches will fail. Here is the choices:  You can either fail or you can change.  It’s that simple.

I know too much about what is happening out there but I can’t help you if you don’t ask for help.

Here is something else that I know.

  1. Churches that have changed are getting your members.
  2. Denominations want to sell your building because they need money to keep the main denominational office running.
  3. Churches that know they are not doing what Matthew 28 says, can change and grow again.
  4. The most growth in churches happens when churches re-invent themselves.

So, what do you want to do, be that one or be the other two that keeps bringing the resurrection message to a world that desperately needs Jesus Christ?

It’s your call.



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If you are in a small church and it’s going okay then you are in a church that would have the following: Innovative Friendly Outward-focused Missional Generous Worshipful But if you are in a small church that is struggling to keep open, then you might have some or all...