The king of numbered lists, Thom Rainer produces six distinctives of churches that experience resuscitation. I like them because these are distinctives that any healthy church must have, and if any church neglects or forsakes them they would run into decline. Rainer writes: Is church resuscitation common? No. Is church resuscitation possible? Yes. In God’s …

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These seven points from Thom Rainer about why churches can be too busy are worth considering (or reconsidering) as one year is about to lead into another. Many church leaders fail to ask the “why” questions when starting a new ministry. Why are we starting this ministry? Why should we continue it long-term? Why are …

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Trigger Warning: There’s a fair chance you’ve been through something like these if you’re a pastor or church member. Thom Rainer harvests responses from a Twitter survey about church conflicts caused by silly things. The comment thread is providing more examples. If you read it and are thinking “These don’t sound so bad compared to …

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