In the 1950’s a somewhat morbid experiment was conducted by a professor at Johns Hopkins University named Curt Richter. He put wild rats in a … [Read more...] about 7 Traits of Thriving Congregations: Hope
“Religion in our time has been captured by a tourist mindset." (Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction). I love to travel. There are … [Read more...] about Go Deep
At most of the churches I have served, the annual Christmas Eve service is a treasured gathering in the life of the church. And it is usually a … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Avoid and 5 Things to Accent at Your Christmas Eve Service
The first time I walked onto the grounds at Augusta National in 2002, I was overcome by the lush beauty. I have been privileged to attend … [Read more...] about Ten Things Churches Can Learn from The Masters
Every once in a while, one of us who serves as a consultant or coach at the Center for Healthy Churches is asked by a church leader, “Exactly what do … [Read more...] about Just what is a “healthy church”?
Spatial disorientation is the condition in which an aircraft pilot's perception of direction does not agree with reality. It is typically results from … [Read more...] about Are We Flying our Churches Into the Ground?
Compartmentalization is the bane of authentic faith. When we begin to divide the realms of our life from one another, the end result looks very … [Read more...] about Why Faith and Health Are Inseparable
When a congregation wants to get, stay or remain healthy, one of the key questions it asks has to do with the balance between its internal and an … [Read more...] about The Unbalanced Church
It comes in a variety of accents. It can be a man’s voice or a woman’s (my favorite is the female Australian). It can break your heart or serve as a … [Read more...] about Recalculating