Category: Change in the church
Church Member: Are You Unintentionally Killing Your Church?
When I was a little boy there was a kid that lived in my neighborhood who stopped by the house one day to show me the new kittens that his cat recently delivered. With excitement he took each of the kittens out of the basket he carried proudly showing them to me. In the weeks…
Aging white congregation in transitioning community? Yes there is hope!
I’ll be the first to admit that there are not many successful stories to share. Most older white congregations in transitioning communities either close their doors, continually decline or relocate. It is rare that you find an older Anglo church embrace their changing demographics and find a vibrant future. I find that churches in this…
Why Church Members Resist Change and What Church Leaders Can do About it.
I spoke with a lady on the phone yesterday who just needed to vent. Her new pastor has come with change on his mind and many of those changes have brought anxiety to church members. Her issue wasn’t so much with the changes but in the way they have been “forced” into the life of…