Eight Ways to Make Portable (churches) Sustainable by Geoff Surratt Let’s be honest, doing church in a portable environment is a pain. Whether you have three volunteers and one trailer or several 18-wheelers and a cast of hundreds it is hard to face setting up and tearing down, settin
Top Five Countries for Persecution of Christians Click here or on country list below to go to Open Doors site. 1. North Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea tops the World Watch List yet again as the worst country in the world in which to live as a Christian. Conti
This book’s thesis is that denominations need to focus on starting new churches or their decline is inevitable. It is filled with statistics, maps, and other information. For example in the US: 17.5% of the population attends church weekly An additional 5.5% normally attend (at
Jesus calls us to “go and make disciples” and to love our city so that we might clearly communicate the gospel and see more people come to know him. But what does this look like practically? What does it mean to love our city? Here are 11 practical, gospel-centered ways you can love y
This was not a very well argued book. In any serious book, you expect conclusions to be based on real research. Here it was not unusual for the author to support a conclusion based on a few conversations with some friends. Though there was some real research, the continued use of anec
I just have to say that Gordon MacDonald is a great writer. The point of the book: church leadership needs to shepherd its members to distinguish between timeless truths and cultural practices, all told within a compelling story. The book is a narrative of a pastor leading various cha
The poorest counties in America… An MSN Money article describes the 15 poorest counties in the USA. With poverty rates close to 50% of their population according to the most recent Census Bureau data. What if fifty churches located near these counties united together to serve th
Starting a new budget year at Cornerstone Church… wanting to allocate our funds in the right way. Here is what we’ve decided for 2012. Below is more detail on how the Regional & Global (funds on ministries outside of the church) funds are allocated.
If you haven’t seen this video by Jefferson Bethke you may soon be in the minority. It has had around 10 million hits in the last few days. Take a look: There is much good in this video. In a creative way Bethke summarizes the truth of the gospel. The bummer is that in the mids
From the title of this book I didn’t expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. Murrow explains why most churches have far more participation from women than men. Many churches unintentionally repel men through a focus on safety, harmony, comfort, and nurture while simultaneousl
From the American Church Research Project 1990 – 2020 State Attendance Percentage Projections. The light brown states have the highest percentage of attendance, while white states have the lowest rate of attendance.
1. A 3-minute video dialog that I produced exposing the inconsistencies of that “missional” guy at any church. 2. Wow, didn’t see that one coming. Response to feedback on missional guy video this week. These two by far had the most views. As it turns out some people really liked them