You’d think it would be easy to spot an elephant, but not if you’re looking in the wrong direction. Years ago, I led a mission team to … [Read more...] about What to Call Your Elephant
Origin of the Species.
The origin of the species, well, not exactly. But the origin of ANIMAL FARM - a popular game for church assessment brought to you by PneuMatrix. … [Read more...] about Origin of the Species.
How Can This Be? – Engaging the Nones in the Spirit of Advent
I am a data guy. While I smile knowingly at the words of Mark Twain who supposedly said that “statistics may not lie but liars always use … [Read more...] about How Can This Be? – Engaging the Nones in the Spirit of Advent
Easter Bunny Helps Church Growth
Many ailing churches are desperate to stem the loss of members. Jesus settled the limits of what he would do to attract a crowd (Matthew 4:1-11), but … [Read more...] about Easter Bunny Helps Church Growth
7 Reasons You Need to Let Your Congregation Catch Up With the Vision
History clearly demonstrates that God plants a vision for some effort or work God intends to accomplish. Sometimes a clergy leader is out front, … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons You Need to Let Your Congregation Catch Up With the Vision
Positive Deviance Theory- The Church Daring to be Different
Positive Deviance Theory moves from the outer edges toward its center rather than assuming the center will tell those on the edges what to … [Read more...] about Positive Deviance Theory- The Church Daring to be Different
New Questions for a New Day
Let’s face it. Most people have believed for some time that things in the church have needed to change. We all know the data...decline, … [Read more...] about New Questions for a New Day
Just the Next Step
In the not so distant past, organizations thought they should do a strategic planning / visioning process about every ten years. Organizational life … [Read more...] about Just the Next Step
What is Your Church’s Plan for the Coronavirus?
The coronavirus has replaced politics as the headline news during the past week. The stock market had a record week of losses while … [Read more...] about What is Your Church’s Plan for the Coronavirus?