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Posts from August 2015

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Recent church council meeting evokes thoughts of life cycles, restarting growth

by Kris Tate

On the evening of August 18, we had a church council meeting at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. At that meeting of just more than 15 church members, we discussed one of the most—if not the most—pressing issues facing mainline denomination churches in the United States. The issue is church life cycles. I can only imagine how […]

Don’t expect anything, and you will be sure to get it

by Kris Tate

I have recently been reading the book Renovate or Die: Ten Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission by Rev. Bob Farr. In his book, he makes the point I have both heard and seen in numerous other places, which is “Most churches are floundering or failing because they have little to no expectations of […]