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Christian Unity
Dismantling Ministry Silos in the Small Church
In a small church, silos are less about separation by departments or buildings and more about personalities and emotions.

9 No-Fault, No-Excuse Reasons Many Healthy Churches Stay Small
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church.

Small Churches May Be the Next Big Thing - With One Condition
Small doesn't mean cheap, shoddy, lazy or low-quality. At least it shouldn't.

Church & Culture
13 Reasons Not to Worry About the Future of the Church
The church has survived and thrived through worse problems than whatever is worrying us today

Church Leadership
Why 'Just Preach the Gospel' Is Naïve, Unbiblical Advice
Talk is never enough. When the gospel message flows through us, it is affected by who we are and what we do.

Church & Culture
8 Reasons to Stop Saying ‘Men’ When We Mean Everyone
Church is the only place in our culture where we still use male pronouns when we’re referring to both genders.

Church & Culture
Are Churches Fixing Problems No One Cares About?
People who don’t attend church aren’t as angry as we think. They’re apathetic. Anger would be easier to deal with.

Church & Culture
11 Ways to Be the Church for Those Who Don’t Go to Church
People need to know us before they can trust us. And they need to trust us before they’ll go to church with us.

9 Reasons to Embrace the Term 'Small Church'
Being small is not a problem, so calling us small churches isn't a problem either.

Innovative Ministry
The Gatekeepers are Gone: What’s Holding Your Ministry Back?
The era of needing approval to produce and distribute great ministry content is over. We just need to do it.

Six Church-and-Culture Issues I Don't Care About Any More
The church needs to build bridges to the culture if we hope to reach it. But there are some bridges I won't cross any more.

Innovative Ministry
Churches Can Handle Change, But They Don't Like Surprise
Introducing big changes is much easier if we give church leaders and members the time to process them.

Church & Culture
Every Idle Word: 8 Cautions for Ministers on Social Media
Social media is a powerful tool for good, for evil, and for mischief. These eight ideas can help keep conversations civil and reputations intact.

Church Leadership
10 Ways to Deal with Chronic Complainers In the Church
Small churches can be a magnet for chronic complainers. Here's how to reduce their negative impact - and increase the positive.

Church & Culture
Why I Don’t Preach Politics (A Follow-Up with Q & R)
Last week's post on politics in the pulpit generated some great dialog. Here's a synopsis of that dialog in a Question & Response format.

Church & Culture
Tired of the Show: Why the Church Can't (and Shouldn't) Compete with Hollywood
No one is leaving church because we're not putting on a good enough show. They're looking for something else entirely.

Church & Culture
A Better Way to Invite People to Church – And to Jesus
Attending church for the first time is hard. But we can make it easier for people if we do this one thing.

Innovative Ministry
5 Reasons to Stop Making Your Sermon Notes Rhyme
Instead of playing linguistic games, we need to produce better content. In a format that matches the way people listen, talk and live.

Innovative Ministry
Ramps vs. Signs: Saying 'Yes' to Unexpected Ministry Opportunities
Churches on offense don't have to be offensive. We can meet people where they are while staying true to our message.

Christian Unity
Young and Old Can Still Worship Jesus Together
A healthy inter-generational church is one of the few places where young and old can come together and learn from each other.

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