Has COVID Undone Church Decline?

Has COVID Undone Church Decline?

As churches prepare to re-open, it’s fair to ask if COVID has undone church decline. Over the last two months your congregation has gone through a transformation. You have created new forms of worship, established new means for people to give, and launched new forms...
Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Crises generate both chaos and miracles.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused breakdowns of every sort, it has also created breakthroughs. The pandemic has revealed to us what’s most important, most essential, to us. Especially in the areas of worship, spirituality...
How to Stave Off the Post-Pandemic Blues

How to Stave Off the Post-Pandemic Blues

“I’m really depressed about everything that is going on,” my long-time friend Lin confided to me.  I understood.  After all, her state had been in a serious lockdown.  Her fiancé was sheltering in place five states away.  She was stuck at home where once she was used...
Strengthen Your Spiritual Immune System

Strengthen Your Spiritual Immune System

You are on the front lines of leadership during the largest, swiftest cultural shift the world has ever experienced. Everything has changed. You have been rising to the challenge.  In fact, some of you are experiencing this as the most rewarding, if not demanding,...
When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

When Worship is No Longer Building-Based

Christians believe that out of death comes resurrection.  Yet even Christians would have been hard pressed to believe that out of this terrible pandemic new life could arise for churches.  Yet that’s exactly what’s happened.  Take church buildings, for example.  Their...